Art by Jeff Knecht


16 Feb 2009

This was a real quickie… like, under 10 minutes.

I spent most of my evening setting up and photographing still-lifes. Over the weekend, I built a frame for a backdrop (I’ll be writing a post about that at some point in the near future, so you can build one yourself), and I was anxious to try it out. Unfortunately, I spent the bulk of my time trying to figure out how to get my camera to behave correctly — white balance is really important when you’re taking pictures of eggs on a white background.

Long story, short: I was too tired to start a proper drawing, but I was feeling bad about not having drawn anything in the past three days. I think spending so much time on the Manet drawing allowed a certain amount of inertia to set in. So I decided to knock out a really quick sketch before I call it a night.

This composition will be reworked into something of a more finished piece later in the week — probably in pencil, but I haven’t ruled out making an attempt at this in watercolor; it would make for an interesting monochromatic study, especially since I have such trouble getting really dark darks out of my paints.

I ran out of paper on the right, which is why the rest of the whisk is missing; but for 10 minutes worth of work, I’m not going to complain.