Demonstration of technical and visual skills
I have enjoyed using ink in this part of the course, especially the Inktense pencils. Unfortunately in some parts of the drawing, to cover large areas, I used ink pan washes which are not very good quality and some areas appear dull/muddy. The weather has been very unpredictable and I could not count on the same sunny weather everyday. As I get a chance to work mostly on weekends and to get the perfect shadows I had to waiting till around 1.30 – 2 pm. Of course I wasn’t lucky to have sunny weekends, so the charcoal sketch was very useful to work out the shadows. For some reason, I like the layout and spontaneity in the quick ink wash sketch.
Quality of outcome
I have been looking at the work propped up on the radiator for the past ten days. Finally decided to send off the work. It was too late to change the layout. The lavender could have been rendered better, but as this is not a painting, I tried my best to give an impression of it. It seems to help with the linear perspective and lead the eye to the garage. The final piece seems overworked.
Demonstration of creativity
I have managed to depict a variety of items covered in this part, including trees, aerial and linear perspective. The statue, though not very detailed as it was small, adds to the variety.
The plants, especially in the raised bed, and flowers are not botanically correct as I focused more on shapes, perspective, light and shadows. The garden is on a lower level after a patio. The eye level is the garage roof. I hope that i have been able to convey the low level, especially by including a few steps in the foreground.