Description This is a study of a still life arrangement of pasta in preparation with glossy tomato, pasta, cardboard, a shiny metallic knife, soft textured garlic, and textured wooden cutting board. This composition combined several textures and values into one cohesive piece. Notice that the perspective lines lead the eye into the landscape captured on the pasta box, lending depth to the piece. The picture suggests the origin of the wheat which was sowed to produce the pasta.The project began with sketching the still life from various angles with willow vine charcoal and then selecting the one I wanted to illustrate in more detail with stick and pencil charcoal of varying softness.
Alexandra Bond, San Francisco Member Since January 2011 Artist Statement Alexandra is an illustrator, painter, and concept artist specializing in illustrating ideas for entertainment pre-production. She has a talent for storytelling through her art with a psychological edge and from extrapolation. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area and working towards her MFA candidate in the Illustration at the Academy of Art University; she is available to work on freelance projects or internships.
MEDIUMS & GENRES She is primarily a sci-fi/fantasy artist, but does enjoy creating art other genres and in fine art. She prefers to work with Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop to create illustrations, but also enjoys using conventional drawing tools like charcoal, oil, watercolor, chalk pastel, colored pencil, and pen and ink.