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Still life in steam

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Still life in steam

Postby lmweil » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:26 am

Something for your enjoyment. I have been doing a lot of steampunk style drawings recently. This was a class exercise I set: Students had to go to their lock OpShop/ThriftShop or look in their attics for suitable subject matter. Then they worked in class setting up their still life - it had to have a steampunk overtone and a bit of a 'theme'. I also photographed their set up for them so they could work from 'life' and from a photo for consistent lighting. My theme was based on the first murder mystery novel written in the Victorian era - 'The Woman in White'.

Size: A2 -ish
Paper: Lana Hotpress 300gsm
Pencils: 6H, 2H, F, HB, 2B, 4B

not animals but I will cross post to the other side maybe. I have done a few animal steampunk drawings as well but have not gotten around to scanning yet.
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Re: Still life in steam

Postby kirants » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:39 pm

Beautiful still life, Linda. Exotic stuff !

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Re: Still life in steam

Postby Garry » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:04 am

Love it Linda fine work indeed, that lace must have taken a great deal of patience.
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Re: Still life in steam

Postby lmweil » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:26 am

Thanks Kiran. I am not real happy with it. The glass is wonky, and the composition is too busy. I think I should have been more creative with all the cogs and wheels, but it was challenging. Overall it looks too staged and contrived. But eh, it was a good exercise even if it hasnt turned out as envisioned. Oh well, its just a piece of paper after all!

Gary, acutally, the lace was the part that was the easiest, quickest and I enjoyed the most! Not because it was easy (although that helped) but because I could draw it more freely and intuitively. Less contrived or restricted, I really just did scrumbly little bits of tone where the showdowed parts were and left the white of the paper elsewhere.
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Re: Still life in steam

Postby Laurene » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:42 pm

Hi Linda. It's good to have you back!
The lace on the table is so delicately done, and the texture of the book cover is especially well studied ( I can see that there are details in the spine and cover ), but the fan in the back is really delightful! I had to look at it 3 or 4 times before I realized that the lace on the fan is actually a line of gears!! Very clever.

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Re: Still life in steam

Postby KrissyNZ » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:35 am

Fabulous work, particularly with that lace!!! Well done :)

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Re: Still life in steam

Postby PogArt » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:25 pm

I love the detailed work Linda.
It's looking very nice and I've spent some time enjoying watching here and there little things on those subjects ;)
Very nicely done ;)
All the best ;)
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Re: Still life in steam

Postby Bev » Tue May 02, 2017 11:57 am

Nice work Linda, I also like steam punk, something about it that lends itself to detailed drawing!


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