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Coffee and Table Napkin: Stage 5 and 6 – Pencil Drawing

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Here are the last two stages of Coffee and Table Napkin before the final.

Coffee and Table Napkin - 5 - Pencil Drawing

Coffee and Table Napkin – Stage 5

To make the coffee more realistic and also to give the impression that it is hot, I added some steam. For this purpose, I made coffee in the steel cup (which has been serving as a model for this drawing) to observe the rising steam and blackness of the coffee. The steam was done by lightly dragging a kneaded eraser across the coffee and the inside of the cup.

Also started working on the handle using mostly mechanical pencil and continued on the table napkin.

Coffee and Table Napkin - 6 - Pencil Drawing

Coffee and Table Napkin – Stage 6

Here, I applied graphite powder for the shadow of the cup. With a kneaded eraser and a 0.5 mm 2B mechanical pencil, the seam of the table napkin is drawn.

David

Coffee and Table Napkin: Stage 4 – Pencil Drawing

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Coffee and Table Napkin - 4 - Pencil Drawing

Coffee and Table Napkin – Stage 4

Darkened the inside of the cup especially the left side careful not to make the highlights as dark as the rest. I also began putting in the black coffee. The left side was adjusted because it was a bit uneven with the right. At this point, I also started laying graphite powder on the table napkin and its reflection on the cup.

David

Coffee and Table Napkin: Stage 3 – Pencil Drawing

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Coffee and Table Napkin - 3 - Pencil Drawing

Coffee and Table Napkin – Stage 3

In this stage, the cup was further darkened, especially the right side, the reflections and shadow. I also started rendering the inside and the rim.

David

Coffee and Table Napkin: Stage 2 – Pencil Drawing

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Coffee and Table Napkin - 2 - Pencil Drawing

Coffee and Table Napkin – Stage 2

Here, I covered the subjects with layers of graphite powder. The marks which are highlights and the reflection of the table napkin on the steel cup received only one or two layers of graphite powder.

With a smaller brush, the cup was darkened carefully preserving the highlights and reflections. They will be rendered when I am satisfied with the cup’s overall darkness.

David

Coffee and Table Napkin: Stage 1 – Pencil Drawing

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

Coffee and Table Napkin - 1 - Pencil Drawing

Coffee and Table Napkin – Stage 1
Medium: Graphite Pencil
Paper: Canson Grain
Size: 25 × 20 cm (10″ × 8″)

I hope you don’t mind the slow pace with which I update the blog. I have been finishing the Portrait of Ankong these past few weeks. I’ll post it here soon.

The steel coffee pot in “Afternoon Break” gave me an idea for the next work called “Coffee and Table Napkin”. I like the effect of the steel attained on the pot. The dark tones looked kind of metallic.

This is the third and last work that I will be doing for the 5-piece “Coffee” still life drawing series. Faith will be the doing the remaining two.

“Coffee and Table Napkin” has as its subjects, a steel cup with black coffee and a table napkin laid across at its base. I plan to leave most of the background and foreground white so as to make the subjects appear to be popping out of the paper.

I will be using mostly brushes and for hard to reach areas and details, graphite pencils.

From the Art Studio,

David