Chair still life


In this still life I incorporated  value to highlights where the cloth curves and folds. I also used it to define shadows and patterns in the cloth. One principle of design I used was contrast. I used this especially in the chair legs to highlight the difference in the materials. I also used it on the edges of the folds to incorporate depth.

In this piece I used a photo to get the general idea of the form using negative space and then used the still life to draw the pattern, lighting, and folds. I decided to make my piece slightly stylized giving it a rough feeling. I didn’t make the dark charcoal marks smooth but instead purposely made them patchy. I used the blending tool to create shadows and the lighter spaces between the dark stripes. The gummy eraser and the white charcoal pencil was used to create highlights.

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