Each week will have a theme or a question that relates to the course content.
Every student will contribute one blog post per week, due by 11:59 pm on the Monday night before class.

Your posts should include images, a short text, and your name.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


This is the same drawing but the top one was taken when the artist was half way done. The bottom is the finished piece. The black background or negative space was made by using a 6B charcoal pencil. The swan itself was made by graphite, and the water was made by graphite and charcoal. When i first saw this drawing, i thought it was a photo. The water in particular is done with so much detail that it looks like the bottom of the piece was photo-shoped. I was pretty shocked when i saw the halfway point because it shows the steps in which the artist took to made this. Looking closely, you can see the shading in the swan, especially on the wings and neck. The values from black to white are done by using different pencils with hard or soft lead, making the picture more realistic and lifelike.

- John Marchetti

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