This was my drawing midterm. The only requirement was that I had to use some form of perspective, which I applied by having the flute get progressively smaller on the paper. I'm estimating that I spent about four hours on this one. I got a pretty good grade.
I was walking outside, and the wind almost completely destroyed some of my paper. Since I was waiting for my shift in the library to start, I decided to use the terracotta colored chalk for the first time on the damaged paper. Of course, I drew another eye.

It's really quite amusing just how many people will completely ignore a person when she is drawing in a hallway. As I was drawing, a few people would glance and quickly look away, and some intentionally avoided looking at my work. As soon as I set down my sketch board and started to put my supplies away, people started to stare but didn't say anything.

We act like such strangers...

This was the quicker sketch for the day. I worked on another one for quite a while, but I completely botched it. Not used to the 3/4 view. I haven't messed up that badly for a while. Oh well. With the good comes the bad.

My last class involved profile drawings, and instruction on drawing eyes. That was a slow night for me. I didn't manage to progress as far as I usually do. The image above was a short value study. If I recall correctly, it took half an hour.

I did discover that newsprint is a better surface for Conté than the white drawing paper that we usually use. The image above is on the newsprint. The image below was a quick eye drawing on the white paper.

I was so happy to be able to draw an eye in class!
I have a terribly small amount of experience painting, so I've been doing some practice work just to get used to the medium.

The painting above is a monochromatic painting (using only green and white) of my houseplant. I used acrylic paint on a simple sketch pad that my friend Ryan bought me a few years ago.

It's not complete, but rather abandoned. I could spend forever working on a single painting if I allowed myself. I decided it would be best to post it and move on to other projects.

A friend of mine said that I should name this painting Robert Plant.

My drawing class has recently moved on to drawing humans and studying values rather than perspective. That said, I should be updating more often with some of my classwork.

The image displayed above is a working drawing from class today. It was my first time using Conté crayon.
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