So, the next project I'm about to work on, I've been dying to get started, but I've also been getting incredibly lazy about. Just a little case of senior-itis, I suppose. I believe I mentioned it earlier; It will be three different versions of one picture, all in a black & white monochrome (including the picture I'm working off of). The first one is going to be a drawing, the second one will be a paper cutout with all the different shades different layers of different shades of black/grey/white paper, and the last one will be a painting.
Originally, the painting, I was debating on whether or not it should be done in acrylic or oil, but after a discussion with my teacher, he just recommended sticking to the acrylics because of how late in the year it is, and that's just kind of a whole other ball park at this point. What else, what else. . .
The drawing, I would have started and probably finished by this point in time, but my teacher has an opaque projector, so instead of doing all kinds of guess work on the proportions, I can just trace the outline and work on it from there. Some people may think it's cheating, but I think it's being resourceful. I mean, why waste time second guessing proportions when I can get it right the first time and get to work with my shades? Sure, it may be skipping a laborious process that kind of helps in the long run when you don't have something to help out like that, but in this case when I'm as short on time as I am (with like 3 or 4 weeks of school left), I gotta make use of what I've got. So .
I'm kind of psyched to see how this goes down, with the time crunch I'm working with, and considering I want to do two of the entire project; one to keep for myself and one to give to the girl who is the center of this project as my model, it should be interesting. Especially considering that all three pictures are going to be 11"x14". I'm not sure if I'll find enough time (or cash) to frame it all the way I want to by the time school is up, but I think I'll be fine so long as I've finished them all. Here in a sec, I think I'll upload a copy of the image I've chosen.
Wish me luck! ^-^