For my stippling piece, I wanted to draw roses because I thought it would look nice and pretty with the stippling technique. I never knew stippling was a thing until this class and I think it looks really pretty. I put value into the spaces I wanted darker to make the roses look realistic and shaded. Once I finished with one rose though I thought the rest of the paper was to blank so I added more roses to fill in the space and more dots around to add more value.
With my still life piece I wanted the glass to be the center piece because out of everything there was it caught my eye. I wanted to try and use the white charcoal to create the texture and shine coming from the glass and metal. Although I made the glass my center piece, I didn't want to leave all my space blank and boring so I decided to add what I saw fit in the space with the skeleton.
Out of all of our projects this was one of my favorites because I thought it turned out and looks perfect, and just like my precious baby Zimmerman. The reason I wanted to do Zimmerman once I found out we were using animals is because I thought doing something that meant something to me was a good idea and being my first ever pet I got to own myself, it was a great idea to do a fluffy little bunny. To create the texture of fur I used the knife to make little tiny strokes of lines that turned out to look like fur. Although cross hatching was recommended for a bold solid color, I decided not to use it since I wanted to keep all of the fur looking right. With the knife I usually used light pressure to keep all of the fur looking the same, but I used a heavier pressure to create some of the bolder outlines of fur and around the space of the eyes, nose, and ears to create the value of them there.