Tuesday, May 28, 2013

         This is my finished pastel painting. I had stacked three soup cans on top of each other, with a small bottle of hot sauce in the middle. I wanted to create something unusual  and unique, and I believe that is what I have done. It took me a few tries, but I finally got the cans to stay. I used a thumbnail sketch, which is a series of quick sketches to brainstorm ideas. To create a thumbnail sketch, you use a view finder, which is a cardboard rectangle with the center cut out, forming a frame. The 3D effect on the cans was created by adding value to the pastel. The shadows are an example of value, and were formed by darkening the base shade. This adds the effect to the pastel. The light source is coming out of the top right corner, which is lighter than the other corners.