Murder Mystery Still Life

For this assignment we were to set up a still life at home that looked like the scene of a murder, and then reproduce it in a drawing medium naturalistically.

I threw stuff about in my room and set up the still life. I don’t actually own a severed head, so I just had to wing it without reference. Same with the blood. I rendered the still life on 18″x24″ drawing paper with washes of ink. I wanted it to look a bit awkward, so I basically painted the image with indian ink and water. The image vacillates between naturallistic and stylized, which I lik

Murder Mystery Still Life, ink on paper
Drawing II Spring 2010


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