Representing Materials

Exercise 2.2: 10 Cubes: Mixed Media renders

Building on from the previous exercise, I spent a bit more time preparing and planning drawings of the materials. Using pencil, pen, printed patterns and soft pastels I created renders for the following 10 cubes.

This exercise was much more fun, knowing I had more time to create the renders meant I was able to play about with ideas.

Fig.1 – A cube in perspective with Jelly render using a printed image
Fig.2 – A cube in perspective with glass render using a pencil
Fig.3 – A cube in perspective with sponge render using a printed image
Fig.4 – A cube in perspective with mirror render using a pencil
Fig.5 – A cube in perspective with brick render using a black fine liner
Fig.6 – A cube in perspective with a concrete render using a printed image
Fig.7 – A cube in perspective with a leather render using printed images
Fig.8 – A cube in perspective with a wool fabric render using a printed image
Fig.9 – A cube in perspective with a marble render using soft pastels
Fig.10 – A cube in perspective with a timber render using brown fine liner and a printed image

Looking back over all the drawings of the cubes, I would say that exercise 2 was the most enjoyable, 20 seconds to draw a render on a cube is not enough time for me but with time and practise I am sure I can achieve a quick sketch, but with more time the cubes can be made to look so much more creative and interesting. I have learnt so much more than I expected to from this exercise, how to really think about patterns and textures to make them look like the real thing. Admittedly my drawings need more practise!

Images

Fig.1-10 My own cubes in mixed media renders

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