Title: Blue Decanter in Charcoal
Medium: Charcoal, charcoal pencil, & willow vine charcoal.
Size: 18″ x 24″
Notes: This is a study of my favorite blue glass decanter with water and glass stopper – a challenge to draw a glass object with transparency and translucency (semi-transparency) in charcoal. I was charmed by this decanter because of the combination of its solid square base, curved neck and arms, and the mix of dark blue and clear glass. The fresh water inside was taken from a long two-day hike up Mt. Rainier in Oregon.
Photos of reference object and compositional sketch below:
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Alex Bond grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, studied Psychology at Reed College in Portland Oregon, and completed a thesis project on Internet RPGs before discovering it was a lot more fun to draw cool things for the entertainment industry herself. She returned to the Bay Area in to earn her MFA in Illustration at the Academy of Art University and pursue a career in art. Her splendid knowledge about people, creatures, and history; her mad research skills; and excellent team playing nature are assets on any project.
Alex is passionate about the potential of digital art and interactive entertainment, and is deeply interested in the growth of both mediums. She believes art in the application of games serves to immerse the audience in a character’s point of view and is constantly searching for ways to enrich these mediums. She brings a unique and diversified perspective to her career as a digital concept artist, matte painter and compositing artist combined with regular jaunts out of the studio to practice traditional plein air painting.