Striped Chair

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The process of drawing this chair was very complex. It began with practice, beginning with drawing a striped flag from several different angles. Later, we transitioned to drawing a chair. But this was no regular chair. Like the flag, the chair, too, was striped.

Drawing this chair was no walk in the park. First, we had to get the form of the chair as accurate as possible. After several attempts, I finally got the form that pleased my eye. Drawing the form, however, was not the most difficult portion of this process. The most difficult portion was adding the stripes. Each time I thought I had the correct number of stripes, I found I missed one or added an extra one and had to start all over again with the section I was drawing the stripes on.

My design for this piece overall drastically changed from what I wanted in the beginning. In the beginning when we were choosing a composition, I wanted to add a dark, spooky kind of feeling by shading the background black. I got this idea when I realized there was a lamp near the chair which, I felt, gave the chair a bit of a mysterious feeling. However, due to feedback, I decided to get rid of that idea. My new goal was to draw and shade the chair in a more realistic sense rather than imaginary because my past few projects hasn’t been as realistic as it should’ve been. I think my new goal was accomplished because this chair might be the most realistic thing I’ve ever drawn.

There’s still a lot I need to improve. As an artist, there’s always something that can be added. I think I expanded the drawing as far as I could. However, I’m sure there’s something I missed that my eye just isn’t seeing. As time progresses, I will be able to see more.


About schinnery1996

My name is Shanelle Chinnery and I study Digital Media and Animation at Alfred State College. It’s my third year and the last time this bio was updated was on my very first day of college. I had ended off my previous bio with my desire to grow throughout my years here in Alfred State and with my senior year on the horizon, I’m glad to say I’ve definitely grown since that day. With the variety of classes and mediums I’ve experienced during these three years, I’ve learned what grasps my attention and what strays it away. I came into college with an unclear direction of what I wanted to do in my field and to be quite honest, I’m still not sure what direction I’m going in, but I have a better idea. I enjoy the storytelling aspect of animation, but then again I also enjoy animating in 3D and would love to explore the possibility of voice acting. While I’m uncertain about the exact route of my future, I still take great pride in the how much I’ve changed, art wise. I’ve gained knowledge and experience in endless number of programs I never thought I’d be able to work around, I’ve grown accustomed to digital art rather than traditional pencil to paper art, and most importantly, I’m just a better artist in general. I could say that is my favorite achievement and I can’t wait to see what my future holds in this field.
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