Monday, April 2, 2012

Breadth #2

This was a simple breadth piece I did to demonstrate my knowledge and ability to make use of line to create form. It is a contour drawing of my mother which I drew while she was helping my younger brother to write a paper.  This piece probably took about 30-45 minutes to complete.  A contour drawing is essentially just the rendering of the outlines of an subject.  A contour drawing is usually sketched from life, as mine was, and demonstrates the artist's ability to capture the life action or expression of the subject.  The expression I wanted to capture was one of deep concentration, as my mother was concentrating very hard when trying to help him with his paper!  The deliberate clean lines which I used to draw my subject help to give this piece a certain excitement and freshness.  The curving and slanting lines of the work also help give a sense of movement to an otherwise stagnant piece.

Here is the final result:

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