Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Everyday Matters Challenge # 24: A Piece of Fruit
i am very comfortable with monochromatic compositions. or mainly monochromatic compositions. pencil and ink are things that i have always felt comfortable with.
color, on the other hand, is an aspect to art that i really still need to explore. mixing colors and seeing colors are difficult for me. so i thought i'd use this everyday matters challenge to get some practice. i had done some earlier pieces of peaches and red peppers, only to be sorely disappointed. with these lemons i thought i'd play around with different colors for shading instead of just grays and blacks and yellows.
i also thought i'd use the picture as an opportunity to practice with my newly purchased india ink and stylus.
i did most of the piece in the half an hour before i had to leave for work the other day, so some things are a bit sloppy. and any work i did afterwards simply compounded the sloppy parts instead of improving it.