Early on I realised I had chosen an object that was far from simple. However, it was a lovely sunny day and the light caught the ridges of the glass pot and attracted my eye, the cotton reel is just an object I like.
I found drawing on a large scale tricky in that it affected my perspective. The charcoal was great fun, and it was easy to change and alter the image if I haven’t got it right first time . It therefore gave me courage to be bolder in my mark making.
This time I chose more wisely- a metal flask and a white China coffee cup. Again I didn’t need a lamp as it was a sunny day.
Working with charcoal is quicker than pencil and prevents me being too fastidious. To begin with I smudged in a layer of medium tone lifting off the lightest areas and adding more charcoal to the darkest, I slowly built this up ,adding detail and smudging ares to give a softer texture.
I am really pleased with the overall drawing, particularly the flask and the reflections and shadows. I need to work on my ellipses.