Monday, 1 September 2008

Mum's Toms

Mum's Toms
Coloured Pencil on Paper

As usual I'm half and half about my work - I think some parts of this work well, I think the drawing itself is sound, the composition is interesting and more considered than usual, the tomatoes and bowl are pretty ok. It's the background that's bothering me, I can't seem to render shadowy areas (although it looks better reduced here!). I wanted to maintain the towelling texture (which was why I used a rough textured paper) but it doesn't seem to work for me, maybe its the colour. I suppose it just shows the limits of my ability, as it is now anyway - hopefully it will improve!


Stephen Gardner said...

You're drawing up a storm at the moment Andy, great work, keep em coming.

laine lea said...

Looks great Andy ! The rough texture is nice for the towel.

Andy said...

Thanks Stephen and Laine Lea - always appreciate the encouragement, sometimes its a bit hard to have any perspective about your own work.