I chose to draw butterflies because I think it was a cool concept to draw them in a way that makes them seem like they're flying away. I put main focus on the larger butterfly by making it brighter than the others. I feel that the main focus should always be on the largest object in a picture because helps the viewer understand the importance of the piece. I was able to make the butterflies look more real by adding the lights and the darks to each butterfly. I also went over the black lines in them many times so the other colors didn't make it fade away by covering them. By completing this project, I learned how to show different values with colored pencils and I learned the importance of making the picture seem realistic.
When drawing a person, proportions are very important because it helps make the person look real. If you draw a person with really long legs and really short arms, its gonna look weird. I showed mass and volume by creating folds in the sweater and making the legs and arms curved and not stick straight. By doing this project, I learned how to draw the details of a person instead of just the person. I used charcoal pencil because it helps with shading and getting those really dark values and other values too. With this project I had the most trouble with making her seem proportionate. I also had trouble with getting the hair to look okay. As you can see I went a little overboard with the amount of strands of hair.
I drew this pcture of my cat for this project. I took a lot of different pictures of different perspectives and decided to go with this perspective. I used mostly pencil and I added a lttle bit of charcoal on top of the pencil to define the fur.