I have done previous drawings since the beginning of the year, this is the first one that I have documented. I chose an egg carton to work from.

This is to make up for my missed painting on the 7th due to a business trip.

The egg carton I felt would lend itself well to graphite rather than paint, so I actually used my drawing board which usually serves as a backdrop for all my still life paintings.   I stopped after an hour on this drawing, I felt like the rest would be very repetitive and I wanted to mainly use this to see how well I would capture the major drawing with graphite instead of paint.  




My hierarchy of painting importance

  1. Drawing
  2. Value
  3. Edges
  4. Composition
  5. Color



How can I improve the drawing

Wow, my drawing here is way off. I think I was so convinced that the repetition of the same distances for the top egg holes would be easily repeated going down that I barely even measured if that were true.



How can I improve the values?

I’m happy with the value but I really think I want paper that is more smooth next time.


  • Session: 43
  • Work: 32
  • Width: 20"
  • Height: 30"
  • Medium: Graphite and Conte
  • Location: Still life in apartment
  • Art Time: 1
  • Creative Time:



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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."