Biomorphism.

 A drawing combining the features of a hen with the features of a  teapot.

Farm

Foundations, 11”X14”, Graphite in Sketchbook, Graphite on Bristol Board

This project required me to combine the features of an inanimate object, and a living creature.  For this project, I combined a teapot and a hen.  To accomplish this project effectively, I first was required to understand the two things I was combining as separate entities.  First I Looked at a teapot and drew nine different drawings to understand exactly how it was constructed, and how to draw it effectively.  Next, I looked at a hen and drew a series of drawings from every angle to understand exactly how to draw one.  The next step was combining the two objects.  I decided to use the body of the teapot for the body of the hen, and applied a feather texture.  Next I decided to use the spout of the teapot for the hen’s neck and head.  Once I made a few rough drawings of this in my sketchbook, I began to think up an interesting composition.  I felt it to be interesting to depict a scene at the dinner table where a teakettle might appear in real life.  I brought several other objects to life and included them in the piece to make for a more interesting composition.  These creatures include: a teacup chicklett, a milk carton cow, a salt shaker sheep, and a pepper shaker pig.  I applied depth to the piece by utilizing elements of atmospheric perspective.

I am truly proud of this piece and it has showed me what I can really do when I dedicate myself to an art piece.  Going into the semester I didn’t have the slightest idea how to draw, or compose art.  This was the final project for the semester and it truly shows all that I have learned throughout the year so far.  This drawing shows how much I was taught by my professors and shows the potential that I have if I apply myself.  This project in particular taught me a lot about shading, texture, atmospheric perspective, and form.  Without these elements I surely would not have been able to put this piece together the way that I did.  This project has taught me a lot and I intend on using all of the things I’ve learned from this project, and throughout the course of the year to make bigger and better art in the future.

Preliminary Drawings

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About JamesWrobel

I'm a junior at Alfred State College majoring in Digital Media and Animation. I specialize in digital art and photography rather than drawing and painting. It's a work in progress and I'm working hard to achieve my dreams.
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