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Monday, November 24, 2014

Student Work, Drawing Shadows




 Catalina Arboleda
(CHARCOAL, PASTEL & INK PEN)

IN ORDER TO CREATE SHADOWS, I UTILIZED AS MY MAIN SUBJECT AN OBJECT FORMED BY THREE PLIERS ATTACHED TO EACH OTHER BY ITS SIDES. SOME SHADOWS WERE CREATED USING INK PEN, AS WELL AS CHARCOAL AND PASTEL. THE FINAL SKETCH WAS BUILT UPON THE IDEA OF AN UNREAL WORLD IN WHICH SHADOWS TURN INTO SHAPES IN MOTION FORMED IN PATTERNS AND BIZARRE FACIAL FEATURES. WITH THE NEGATIVE SPACE I TRIED TO CREATE A SENSE OF PROFOUNDNESS MAKING THESE OBJECTS TO OUTSTAND OUT THE PAPER’S SURFACE IN ORDER TO ELEVATE ITS IMPORTANCE IN THE COMPOSITION.







Mahaly Grant
For the Shadows assignment, I wanted to use a space within which I interact on a daily basis. I initially wanted to use a space inside my apartment, but the light was not nearly as drastic as it was on my outdoor porch. Instead of setting up a scene, I simply put the paper down underneath objects which were already outside. For the first 4-5 tracings, I tried to use the natural lighting. However, this proved difficult as the light changed far too quickly and I wasn’t able to keep up with the shadows. Once night fell, I decided to use artificial lighting in order to maintain greater control. Toward the end of the piece, I found it increasingly difficult to keep the shadows coherent and the overlap to a minimum. However, I think the final outcome is fantastic and I’m very proud of it. I think I was able to present the objects on my porch simply by shadows projected by myself and sunlight. Overall, I greatly enjoyed creating this piece as it challenged me and made me pay attention to the movement of shadows. 

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