Nichole and I finished our first artwork for Drawing class today. They were still life's done in charcoal. Subjects were paperbags arranged in different ways and with different spotlights. Nichole and I were in different groups. Hers chose a simple arrangement for their bags. My group wasn't quite as bright. We have "artsy boy" in my group and he got a bit elaborate with ours. The main paperbag (grocery style) he tore open to make flaps and so the gift bag inside it could be seen......the flower is actually a cool gift bag made to look like a flower. It's sitting in the smaller gift bag. Artsy boy forgot we were beginning drawing. lol Charcoal is not something I've worked with before. But by the time we get done working with it......I might just like it. At least I've stopped hating it. lol I prefer pastels which don't tend to "dissolve" every time you go to blend. ugh So........here they are. I think they turned out pretty well for all our cursing and sweating. Mine: http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd204/Lisaisqueen/Artwork/StillLife2009.jpg Nichole's: http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd204/Lisaisqueen/Artwork/NicholeStillLife2009.jpg By Thursday we have to come up with our own still life arrangement. And so far.......I haven't got a clue. lol But I'd prefer something a bit less complicated this time around. So far all my compositions are turning out to be hard subjects. The instructor saw some of my sketches.....and yeah.....I happened to be playing with one of an otter.....and now suddenly it's going to be my first painting. Nichole is doing an awesome ladybug for Aubrey. Leave it to me to start with the hard stuff. lol Any ideas for a simple uncomplicated still life??