This was one of the last projects for my summer drawing class. It’s charcoal on 18×24 drawing paper.
In retrospect, I would have chosen a less rigid form for the “abstract” and more free-form assignment… those angles were tough. I had to print out a protractor because the one I used last in high school was nowhere to be found. And I wasn’t about to go buy a protractor, because who uses a protractor in real life?!?
Oh, well, drafters and artists and wannabe artists who need to draw angles, I guess.
To continue the new (and probably short) string of geeky artwork by moi… here is my graphite rendering of Darth Vader: The Cookie Jar.
I got this 10-inch tall plastic cookie jar a few years ago by collecting UPCs from cereal boxes and sending them in. His helmet comes off to reveal room for about 2 cookies inside… so he’s used as a bust on the mantle instead of a cookie jar.
I have 4 more sketches to complete by Wednesday, plus 1 self-portrait and 1 abstract drawing collage-type thingy that I’ve already started. I’ll take a quick final for that art class on Wednesday morning, then I’ll leave that afternoon for Denver, where I will watch my little sister defend her PhD thesis on Thursday! Holy crap! On many levels!