These are the sketches of a matchbook that I did in drawing. I did the first one before “lunch” and these three after lunch. Some students spent the entire class working on their first sketch of the matchbook.
I did the three sunsets above as part of our exercises of applying watercolor to wet paper. The goal is to have the colors bleed into one another and not have any lines. The second picture was an attempt to paint the sunset picture from memory and the third picture was actually painted with this picture as reference.
The first tree (far left) was very similar to the example the professor painted. The second was supposed to be a pine tree, but pine trees don’t really look like that. However, my professor said he liked it. The third tree is my favorite. My professor called it a stoplight and I said it was fall. He did the shading on the trunk on the red tree, then I duplicated it to the first tree.
In this exercise we dropped rubbing alcohol on the wet paint to create the spots to give it a vintage look. What I like about this picture is the bottle has some depth to it. I did this exercise at the end of class and was in a little bit of a hurry which is why the glass is a little unfinished. I needed to take a damp brush across the dark part of the paint to even it out and give the illusion of the glass being round.
In drawing we started and and two point perspective using a ruler and draw the perspective lines from the vanishing point(s). Since we’re only copying the exercises from a worksheet, I do not see any need to post them.
Next week we are supposed to start “painting” in watercolor, which means no more exercises, but painting subjects. I can’t wait.