This warm up helped me the most because of the medium I chose to use in my piece. Learning how to shade and make colors look darker through the use of other colors allowed me to add more life to my drawing with the shadow.
I posted my inspiration on my pinterest, https://www.pinterest.com/jessica61199/twoone/
What did you morph and why?
I morphed a snail and a flower, making the flower the snail’s shell. I was inspired to do this by all the two in one pictures I saw that involved animals. I chose a snail because I thought it would be easy, I was wrong. I chose a flower because that is my go to drawing, when I am doodling I always draw a rough flower.
I started by sketching a normal snail then I drew a flower over its shell. I started with round petals and those did not look good so I decided to do the shape I did. At first I wanted to make the snail more of a fun cartoon but the shading of the cartoon just was not working so I decided to go for a more realistic snail. I drew two sketches, the first one was with round petals and weird looking cartoon snail. The second sketch is the one I based my final piece on with more shape to the petals and a non cartoon snail.
What do you find most successful and what might you change?
I thought my shading of the snail was really good, at first I was unsure about how to make parts dark and some parts light. I was able to look at a picture of a snail and grasp the shading. I also believe the colored pencil popped really nicely, it makes the drawing stand out more. That being said one thing I would change is the use of the colored pencil. Though it’s effect is pretty it is not complete and it was impossible to complete it. The colored pencil did not cover all the white, I went over the same spot multiple times and each time there would still be some white pushing through. I also did not enjoy the contrast of a really fake looking flower along with a boring more real looking snail. I think I would have rather made the snail a cartoon or made the flower more realistic.