30 June 2015

Mr. Hermit Crab

After months of keeping my nose to the grindstone, I'm currently enjoying a much needed semester break. Taking this opportunity, I'd like to show you some of what I've been up to at school ^.^
One of the very first assignments I was given was to produce a range of drawings by experimenting with different techniques. Organic subject matter was the theme for this assignment.
I decided on a hermit crab due to the differing textures on its body and shell. This is the Bigshot photo I based all my drawings on.
The first hermit crab was rendered in graphite pencil. 
In my opinion, out of the three drawings, this is the hardest of all due to the fact that I had only shades of grey to create a range of tonal values.
The easiest on the other hand, was the fine liner rendering.
This is the first time I draw using ink pens. I had fun learning and experimenting with the different techniques i.e. linear hatching, cross hatching, stippling, scumbling etc.
Last but not least is the colour rendering. This was the piece I spent the most time on. It is also the one I'm most proud of.
I used Derwent Watercolour Pencils for this version. I can't remember the last time I used colour pencils. We were taught to layer the colours in order to get an exact match. It was an eye-opening experience.
Anyway, I hope you've enjoyed looking at my work as much as I did showing it to you. I look forward to doing so again in the near future :)


Ann at Beadlework. said...

Wow Veronica, very impressive work. All three are great but I do like the coloured pencil finish best of all. Great work and worth all the effort.

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Anonymous said...

Wow! That is gorgeous! Hope to see more of your artwork in the near future :)

phann son said...

It's lovely to see you back Veronica. Congratulations on finishing your course. Your drawings look amazing!