Some of my solutions to what’s the point were a pencil point, and turtles. I tried the snapping turtle for a while but when I didn’t like the way it turned out I started to draw feathers. Since a quill has a “point” I started to draw a quill with swirls surrounding it. After a while the swirls progressed into roses, which have “pointy” thorns on them.
In my work I chose contrast by leaving large white spots and dark black spots on my work. To make where the background stops, I had to increase the dark streaks and swirls. In one of my first sketches, the background and foreground didn’t have a starting and stopping point.
The medium I used was the ink pen. I decided to use it over other mediums because it can make very consistent lines. The ink pen also allows you to cross hatch to make darker spots. Cross hatching was really important for this project because I had to have contrast with the black and white. When making the blacks and whites more obvious, other things like the small swirls stood out.
The two techniques I used was cross hatching and contrast between the darks and the lights. Cross hatching and contrast caused the darks to be really dark and the lights to stand out even more. I had to keep adding more and more cross hatching to keep the shading and lights constant throughout the drawling.