Monday, June 1, 2015

Scratch Board

I did a self portrait for my scratch board. I chose this picture because of the light in the glasses, and the hair. The glasses had a cool reflection, and the hair had a lot of movement and texture. I could've done a better job showing the reflection in the glasses. I left it way too dark in certain spots. The hair showed a lot of movement so that was fun to draw. I think the hardest thing about this was that the tool I scratched it with would sometimes not work the way I wanted it too. It would get stuck in certain spots and end up making weird marks. It was kind of frustrating, but it was still fun. It was a lot like drawing with pen, which I really enjoy. It was a challenge because you couldn't erase or cover up your mistakes, you just had to keep on adding lines and hope it looked okay. Overall I think I need to get better at showing values and transitions, but I think it was ok for my first attempt.

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