I have spent at least 20 hours working on a still life for Drawing Class although still life is a bit of an oxymoron. There is no "life" in a plastic cup, styrofoam ball, milk carton, paper cone and a pyramid. I have never done a still life before. As far as drawing, I haven't really done much formal work. Doodling is not creating a still life.
One of my fellow students has spent at least as many hours as I have creating every shadow and wrinkle in the background paper. The detail he has put in is incredible and almost photo-like. He has helped me on my piece, adding that it possesses a great deal of character. I wonder if that is a nice way of saying it sucks!
For this exercise I discovered the beauty of a blending stump and blotting paper. What did I do without a blending stump before??
I have to admit I am semi-impressed with this. Not that it is the best drawing every but that I completed something like this. It is definitely a new experience for me. Does it suck? You be the judge.