Describe the craftsmanship of your drawing. (Is it clear, clean edges, blended well, smudges, defined space, etc.)
I spent most of the time making an accurate sketch so that the shading process would be less frustrating for me, because I've had experiences with shading and seeing a bunch of mistakes that I didn't see in the sketching stage. Then i shaded using my lightest pencil and building up in layers.
Are your values and shadows realistic? How many values did you include? How and why are values important?
I needed to use different ranges for different objects so you could tell them apart because if everything is shaded with the same 4 pencils then your piece starts to look bland.
Is there a clear source of lighting?
Yes I used the same light source
How important were the compositional sketches? Explain.
They helped me figure out which part of the composition I wanted to draw and it's always a good idea to plan ahead
How is your final drawing successful?
Its not, its unfinished.
Are the proportions, structure and perspective of the subject correct?
Yes most of my time was spent on just proportions.
Does the placement & grouping of objects create a pleasing arrangement (composition)?
I believe so it was interesting to draw those three main objects of the composition and
Is there a center of interest and is it well located?
There is no center of interest
How well did you manage your time and resources throughout the process of creating this drawing? Do you see where you could improve in this area?
I drew everyday during class time and even stayed during lunch on some occasions but I failed to use the time I had to draw at home very efficiently. I was so behind that completing the project seemed hopeless but I see now that if I had continued to draw consistently at home then I could have finished it. Yes I do see where I can improve in this area.
What challenges did you encounter during this project and how did you overcome them?
Finishing was a huge challenge that I did not overcome on time
What have you learned drawing a still life?
I've learned a little bit more about composition and I know now that it's something that I want to learn more about in the future.