In the creation of my piece I started to do the background and base colors first with colored pencil. The cellophane wrap was done in pastel chalk so I was easier to fade out. The drawing itself was neat but it’s was hard to maintain that neatness when using the chalk. I wanted to keep it all white but the prisma began to blend in certain areas on the sushi itself. The background was meant to keep a kitchen like feel as if you were in one. The tan walls and tiled ones near the stove help to keep the aesthetic. The blue counter tops were a poor choice in hindsight but I wanted it to stand out from the slightly monotone background. That being said I think that the blue contrasted with the red tiles quite well and the red stove knobs help stand out from the white. The cutting board I felt gave it a more natural feel then just the dull feeling of a modern stove. Only a slight amount of shadows were used as the stove lamp as shining on top of the piece. However the shadows helped to separate the chopsticks from one another and to create and overhang on the cup that held the wasabi. The wood texture on the cutting board helped in giving life instead of a bland tan. The background color was meant to keep a similar feel to the kitchen setting but I also attempted to make details in areas (the individual red tiles) to make it less droll. The skills needed for pastel help to create the cellophane wrap. Understanding how to fade out the pastel helps to create this texture as well as others should you choose to do in your artwork. Without this it just looks like a bunch of lines and lacks any form of texture you may or may not be trying to accomplish. The most difficult thing I found to do in the creation of this drawing was the cellophane wrap. Although I came out average I believe I could do better with it. Another thing I would improve would be my detail in the stove, as it lacked any form of detail besides the few that I put in.
My 20 ideas for what could have been my final artwork above.
Pre-sketches of the sushi from different angles. I tried to establish vanishing points with a pen in each sketch.