This piece is one of my favorite. I put 20+ hours into the creation of this and think that it is my strongest drawing. In the thought process for the creation of this piece, I wanted to really focus on composition. This is mainly because I personally believe that composition is the most important thing about an art piece. I knew i wanted an open composition and I also knew that I wanted to take a creative approach. I needed up deciding to make my chair look like it was actually levitating and possibly provoke the idea of the chair actually floating off of the page. It took a little while to get the drawing down because its kind of hard to go back after you’re already shading. You would probably just have to restart. When shading I wanted the white stripes to have hight value change and the black to have minimal value change. Also, I made the background have a pretty high value change. Not only to contrast the value change I showed in the chair but also to kind of compliment it. In doing perspective I purposely made some parts of the chair darker than they actually were supposed to be. This was to make specific parts of the chair pop out and also play with the viewers eyes. This picture actually looks better photographed than in person. The photograph gives the image dimension and makes it overall more appealing to the eye.
Here is what my drawing looks after critique and after I fixed what needed to be. This picture actually looks better in person than in photograph. The photograph actually flattens the image quite a bit. In person the chair actually looks as if it is emerging from the darkness.