This was an amazing experience. I learned to create art without lines. The 1st 2 weeks was a struggle because i relied on lines to define the image. It was fun finding new ways to bring an object to life. By learning how to use the background and the black colors, I was able to highlight the object without lines. With this knowledge, I will be ready for the next project.
I feel like there is still more work needed to complete this work. The object is still too flat. I plan to add more details and shapes to increase the volume of the crumbled newspaper.
The Button – For the final ink drawing of the image, I’ve finally resized it to work with the 30/60 (figure/background) relation. I’ve also decided to ink almost the whole inside of the figure to make it look more unified.
Money Tree – Inking the drawing for this one was my favorite because I had the most exploration done due to fact the the original image have a lot going on that I am free to play with shapes, patterns, and such. Compared to the initial sketch, I feel like the final ink drawings look much more simplified. Honestly though, I feel like something is still missing with the final ink drawing.
One busy morning, the interior painter was rushing his way down the busy block. He was late for work. Running down the block with buckets of paint cans, he dropped one of the buckets clumsily, spilling the white paint onto the concrete floor. He became an artist.
People can do many things with old newspapers. It can be folded into an airplane, it can also be folded into a boat, it can be folded into anything. This one happens to be folded out of frustration and hurt, that no one was able to see the contents of the newspaper.
Man lost his job. His shame led him to the nearest bar. Causing too much ruckus, he was kicked out of the bar. Then he wanders to the convenience store, already drunk, continuously grabbing another beer to numb his pain. As he walks outside with his bottle beer, he saw someone with money, and an expensive car. He broke his beer bottle out of jealousy. The broken pieces of glass reflected his broken dreams.
Rent can be expensive in NYC. The hard times of the city gets people down, but not for this guy. You may ask why is that? This gum got rent free space. In a city that is limited of spaces, this guy has plenty and he is happy.
Life is not sweet. Life can cause pain. A crack in the tile, is a sign that it is broken and will never be repaired again. Abandoned, lifeless, cold. Continuously being stepped on, never looked at, because no one cares.
The Button – I’m actually happy how this one turned out while sketching it, but in order to make it a successful obvious, I have to size down the figure to give it that 30/60 (figure/background) relation.
Tattered Cup – I also like the sketch for this one because while it’s just a discarded cup, when simplified, without the “noisy” look of the background, the cup shines, like it has more character too it. It looks much more interesting and it also achieves the 30/60 relation in an obvious image.
Little Bottle – I honestly feel indifferent about this one because while I actually like the image I took of it, it’s really clear as to what it is, and clearly an obvious, the sketch just turned out quiet boring, there’s nothing much to it’s look and super simplified for my taste.
Money Tree – For this one, I was exploring what’re my options in order to create a simplified ambiguous drawing of the photo I took. I was also testing out inking at the same, trying to have control over my lines for this image specifically because it has a lot of tricky spots to ink personally. I’m actually been leaning on going for this image for my final ink drawing on Bristol board.
The mat – I had trouble deciding which ones to shades during the sketching process for this one, but I later on came up of making some kind of geometric patterns out of the weaving on the mat, and I personally think it didn’t turned out that bad. I also did a close up view of the mat for the sketch in order to achieve simplicity.