Last class! We presented our final projects (two drawings) and discussed our strengths and weaknesses. Only seven people showed up for the required final session. A couple more had a valid excuse. Some just didn’t get the final project done; they had better have been taking the class for no credit! With only seven projects and presentations to go through, we had a very relaxed pace and were still done a bit early.
I tried for a contrast between the dark, almost brutal rendering of the euphonium and the delicate rendering of the violin. The class seemed to like it, too.
For each student’s final project, we played a little guessing game. The other students would try to guess at the connection between the two drawings. The “musical instruments” connection between my two was perhaps the most obvious. Nobody got that I’d zoomed in on one of the two parts of each instrument where the action happens (valves, bowing area on the strings), and cropped out the other center of action (mouthpiece, fingering area of the strings). Nobody could have known that both instruments are Michelle’s.
Some parts of the euphonium picture really look like brass tubes. Other parts aren’t so polished. Both drawings were done in the last two days before the deadline, thanks to some other projects and the usual procrastination. They could have been better if I’d allowed more time, but overall I’m pretty pleased.