Stop, Drop, and Draw Sketch Book Drawing

For this drawing, I chose to draw a skull. My goals and intentions for this piece was to draw what I saw and to make the exact shadows that I saw. I accomplished these goals by doing just that, drawing what I saw as and making it look as realistic as possible. What surprised me most about working on this drawing was how well it turned out and that I was able to finish it in two class periods. My drawing is about realism, shading, and shadows. The most difficult challenge I had to face was, honestly, drawing the teeth. I faced this challenge by drawing them how I thought they looked best and then just going with it. I experienced artist thinking by being able to see the difference between the light and the shadows. My drawing really works in the sense that you can tell where the light is hitting and it easily distincts where that light is along with where the shadows are. From this drawing, I have learned (and improved) on drawing from a still-life that was right in front of me. If I had a do-over, I would probably make the skull slightly rounder. I feel best about the shadows, shading, and the eyes.