Venn diagram

There wasn’t much planning that went into this sketch and that left me with compositional problem. The grapes were the first thing I drew and I went out from there. The bowl, the cutting board, the overlapping shadows… So it wasn’t until I scanned this that I realized that the grapes were right in the middle of the picture. I think this works better with a bit of the top and the left chopped off, but the original is below for you to see.

GrapeBowl_cropped

 

Here is the original uncroppped image with the grapes in the middle.

GrapeBowl


10 Comments on “Venn diagram”

  1. Alison says:

    I agree. But I think the technical term is “cropping”as opposed to “chopped off” 😉
    Great colours in all the shadows. Yummy! I love the depth in the bowl achieved with just this few dabs of deep, dark colour. Another great “art lesson in a post”.

    • Yes, I guess I should use the technical term but it is so much less colourful. Today I used some good watercolour paper and it makes such a difference. I think I should just use good paper from now on.

  2. Michelle Paré says:

    Shari,

    I love this sketch… Can you make a big (very large) version of it? Is it possible? What I like is the clean and very graphic shapes, the toned down soft colours of the background and the clean brush strokes of it…

    I could see a big version of it in my modern, “very urban“ dining room (as a friend of mine said a few weeks ago) …

    Could I finally buy a piece of art from you?? :¬)

    xx

    Michelle

    Le 2013-11-12 à 15:44, The Sketchbook a écrit :

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  3. Lynn Patten says:

    Just lovely! Color, large spaces, details, straight lines, curves – you’ve got it all. Thank you.

  4. Lee Kline says:

    I agree that the cropped version is best.


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