Today I continued working on my goal. I finished the background on the upper half of the edge. I am almost done with the entire background. I would be able to finish the rest of it in a day but we have thanksgiving break. I think the fade in values from light to dark looks good. I haven’t completely decided on how i am going to approach the mechanical pieces.
Yesterday we had a sub in the library so we didn’t do anything and we didn’t blog. Today I continued working on the edge of the background around the mechanical pieces. I like how the faded edge looks. I don’t really like the way it cuts off abruptly though. I am going to make it a more smooth transitions between values. I think the background will look really good when it is done.
Today I continued working on the background on the edge of the drawing. I am going to fade the background to a lighter color the closer it gets to the edge of the paper to create a more intense focus on the mechanical pieces. I am trying to match the value on the outer edge of the mechanical pieces to the value on the inside of the pieces on the edge but finding it difficult to match the values. I am going to go back and adjust the value to some of the mechanical pieces to create a more fluid look for the background. I think the background is going to look really good when it is finished.
Today i finally started on the edge of the background. I have decided to change what i was originally going to do with it which was getting darker the closer the background was to the edge. After seeing what it looks like with a background fading from dark to light i like how it looks. I think it will make the mechanical pieces pop out even more. Also, it is going to be less time consuming to go from dark to light which is helpful considering the amount of time i have already put into this goal.
I started on the outer edge of the background today. I plan on making the background darker as it gets closer to the edge of the paper. I think that will help put focus on the mechanical pieces. I like how it is turning out but i need to work on keeping the same value throughout certain areas in the background. This goal is taking forever but i think that it will look really cool when it is finished.
Today i finally finished the background behind the mechanical pieces. Tomorrow i am going to start on the part of the background to the side. I plan making the side really dark until it is almost fully black. I think this will help contrast the lighter values of the pieces. Once i am done with the side of the background i will start adding value to the mechanical pieces.
Today we sent off the cross country guys to state so we didn’t have a lot of time to work. I continued working on the background and i think i will be done with the background behind the mechanical pieces by monday. After that i am going to fade the background to a black on the edge. I think that it will look cool and i am ready to get it done. This goal is taking a lot longer than i thought it would, but i think the results will be pleasing.