My drawing was crafted with the intent of defining areas such as highlighting the lines within the objects. I erased any smudging to help define this even more and I tried to include as many values to piece as I could. The darkest were saved for areas like the mask’s eyes and mouth or the glass the flowers were in. I added dark values for the table under it as well. The values in this piece are important to contrast the different shapes I had such as defining the mask from the nearby ruler or the different pieces of cloth. Given that my piece was directly facing the light I had a hard time defining the light over the dark. I used a white Prisma colored pencil to provide highlights and to separate that light and dark when need be. The compositional sketches where of great importance to me. I wanted to have an object that would catch an onlooker’s eye and looked all around our still life to find something of interest. I choose the flowers as this point. I think I achieved success in my drawing by focusing on the details of my object in the drawing. These were more important to me than the background and I think I achieved this pretty well. I think I achieved success in my drawing by focusing on the details of my object in the drawing. These were more important to me than the background and I think I achieved this pretty well. When creating this piece I wanted to have a close up of the objects. While they were bigger compared to where I was, they were proportionate if close up. The placement of the objects were scattered about the piece to allow the audience to explore at their own pace. I didn’t place them all in one area as this would overwhelm someone looking at it. My center of interest was placed on the flowers to the left of the middle. I didn’t want to have anything going on in the middle to allow the audience’s eyes to move to more interesting parts. I tried to be sparing in what I had to work this but time was not an area I was good with. I definitely need to improve on how to put time aside for pieces like this. As per usual, time is never on anyone’s side. It certainly wasn’t with me as I rushed a bit to finish the details on the skateboard’s rough surface. I have learned that drawing a still life is not as easy as it sounds. While it is not moving, it makes it all the more important to capture detail and texture.