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Cubism project evaluation

The parts of the project that I enjoyed the most were drawing the wine bottle with the shading. I liked drawing the shoe at the first lesson because I found it easier to draw with cubism texture. The shading and perspective describe the shape and position of which the object is in. it looks 3D and coming out of the page.

The way I carried out my observational drawings was that I look at the key features. Then I detailed it more and more until it looked good like the object. I also used positive and negative shape which is drawing the shades on a white piece of paper and drawing the light areas on a black piece of paper. This helped to know where to do the shades when drawing the final piece.

The ideas and techniques present in the cubist work that we looked at were: overlapping; drawing objects on to of each other, interlocking shape, and fragmented. The cubist painter who inspired me to paint like the cubists was Braque. In my opinion he is a very good painter and knows how to use colours well.

I used some of those techniques in the development of my own work by showing perspective. I drew it very carefully that it would look realistic. I drew the objects in collage which made the painting look abstract and interesting. I overlapped the objects to make them look like the painting was done in the cubist period.

The way I planned my final composition was that I thought about how to make it, bold, colourful, and attractive. I made lots of pencil lines on the black final paper so then I chose the right line to follow the chalk on. That gave me a perfect outline for the objects to be overlapped.

The method that I used colour in my final painting is the following: complementary colours; it helps the bright colour look even more bright when it is painted next to its opposite colour or any dark colour, limited colours; I did not use too many colours. I painted the same colour in all different places and only used colours which were in the same group. The techniques that I use to emphasise the edge and surface was texture and pattern, in different space I either used the paint brush in a different mode or I painted a little pattern inside the area of space.

I think that I can improve my painting by separating the areas of abstract shapes more with black and clear lines. I should have more contrast of the colours to show brightness. I also think that I should have drawn the items more accurately and spent more time on that, than colouring in the painting.