Pr3-Ex2: Still Life Group in Tone

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I loved this exercise. Not only was the process very enjoyable but I also feel I’v learnt from both ex 1 and 2 which I have worked on in the same sitting.

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I built up the apples and pears using first the dark tone, then mid, then light. I think perhaps I was supposed to to restrict the drawing to three tones of the same colour. As you can see I used deep reds for the apples with a a yellow tint white that seemed to work best for the highlight. The pears are made from three tones of loverly acidic yellow/green.

Ok, so the apples are smaller than in reality but I’m still really pleased with it. I was worried when it came to adding the back drop that it may cause some colour issues as the purple reds and green/gold/yellows where loving each other. I am pleased that by using light neutral tones the fruit is complemented by the back ground not competing with it.

ex2-t6

You might say the apples kind of look like there floating upwards. Sadly they do not appear quite as grounded as the pears. Hopefully there is enough of a suggestion of the tissue paper to make sense. I am undecided and would need to gage the opinion of fresh eyes to decide.

I would never have drawn in this way before the course and am so happy to have learnt this method. Much fun and nice results.

This drawing was made using:

  • A2 cartridge paper
  • Soft pastels
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