Thursday, October 17, 2013

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Whole picture
Dresser, door, and a bed post

Dangling legs, slippers, various toys

This is supposed to be a picture from the perspective of under a bed. On this project I only used pen and ink. It was kind of difficult because I've never used pen and ink before, and the different techniques take forever to make such a big picture! I used cross-hatching for the bedposts, the dresser, door, and the sheets (they are a little small, but are right in front of the legs). I used stipling for the boards underneathe the mattress (not pictured), the light socket, and the shadows the feet make. I used plain lines for the shadows on the legs, slippers, and toys.

I'm not sure why I decided to draw someone (or thing) looking out from under a bed, it's just one of the first things I thought of when I heard the idea "oh the places you'll go." My other ideas were the inside of a coffin, and falling down a pit, although that last idea wasn't exactly my favorite. 

I'm not sure how other people think I did, but I'm not very proud of this drawing. It just looks...not good, I guess. I am proud of my pen and ink techniques! It took me a long time to do those techniques correctly.