Ugh! Here's my balck and white rendering for John Clapp's Art 113A class (Intermediate Illustration). Here, I'm learning all about VALUE! Had I not been so busy over my spring vacation, I could have finished this painting up. It still needs another 5 to 10 hours for tightening up and making small corrections. However, I've decided to just move on to the other projects for that class. The final project for the class is a colored rendering of the same piece. However, we get to manipulate the colors and values from the original piece.
Basically this is what you do. You create a theme for your painting, take lots and lots of photo reference, then have John approve one for your rendering. Then you spend like 40-80 hours or whatever to paint it. It's painted in acrylic on Strathmore board. The size of this piece including the border is 10 inches by 10 inches (the border is 1 inch all the way around).
I think I did well on it but I do see room for improvement. I rushed a lot of it. I just didn't have enough time to do it all. There is so much information there. Anyway, it looks pretty good for a first real attempt at a rendering. It was actually kind of fun but I was still happy to be finished with it. I think my favorite area is on the far right where the binder rings are, and the soda can. The cheetos I just didn't get right. Oh well. John had a lot of nice things to say about it YAY ^____^
Oh yeah, if you are wondering what the theme is, it's Dungeons and Dragons..... the game got a little too real and the Dungeon Master got roasted by a dragon >=}