Finally I got the drawings sorted out ... kind of.
1) Camouflage 1:
"Camouflage 1", pen and paper, 30cm(H) x 21cm (W)
This was finished last Monday and as mentioned in my earlier post, the drawing doesn't feel right to me. It looks to me "static".
2) Camouflage 2:
"Camouflage 2", ink and paper, 30cm (H) x 21cm (W)
By making the lampshade tilted to one side with the cheeky starfish hanging onto it, I think it shows the "camouflage" idea better and allows the fun / humor to come off stronger. The drawback of this one is that I'm not satisfied with the design of the starfish. I preferred the 1st one.
I can't really say the drawings are finished as I still have a nagging feelings towards them. There's something missing. Too much white space? The lamps need to sit on something, like a table top? (Boring!) Add shadow at the lamp base to make it looks real??! You can see I'm a bit lost.
Anyway, I've learn some valuable lessons from these two drawings.
- I can't produce the same drawing twice. Though the alteration is minimal, I was definitely in another mood and can't seem to copy from my previous work. Also spontaneity plays a big part in all the details in my drawing and it is something that cannot be repeated.
However, I do wonder if it is related to my lack of drawing skill, hence I can't "re-work" the same drawing? Would a trained / experienced artist be able to reproduce h/her work more easily? Any comments / insights would be most welcomed.
- I'm still having heaps of troubles in applying ink wash. Thanks to Rowena and Chapter Forty, I got useful tips of applying some water color painting techniques to my drawing. I'm yet to learn more about it.
Just like most thing in life, it all comes down to trail and error plus practice. Let's hope that improvement will begin to show over a period of time.
Enough of my babbling ... as usual, my fellow creatives and bloggers, what do you think of these two drawings? Which one you prefer? (Or none at all!)
Last but not least, The Monday Project girls are back online! Check out the new project. Do come and play along! :)