Three water glasses

Who would have know how difficult mapping reflections could be. Okay – everyone. This was a fun project, if only to practice what I see and how best to portray the line and shape. David Hockney would be a perfect resource and will take a look at some of his California works.

Once one focuses eyes on the patterns, they become more real and geometric. The challenge is in the execution and am not sure I have those skill-sets yet.

On another note, I am having terrible problems photographing my illustrations. My iPhone seems to be colorizing and turning the paper into a sepia tint. If I place the image into photoshop, each filter I try, is met with resistance.

An outdoor shot with natural light would be ideal, but it’s raining.

Categories: Geometry, Hockney, Reflections, water, Water GlassesTags: , , , ,

Barry Comer

I volunteer as a design and communications consultant with Family Scholar House in Louisville, Kentucky, the Democratic Socialists of America and teach children with emotional and developmental disabilities.

I have degrees in art and was an art director for 30 years.


  1. Sorry to hear about your iphone woes, but I don’t mind the tint here, if that helps! 😉 And the blue wash – just perfect! This drawing seems to be less complex than most of your drawings, to me, which is odd, considering what you’re saying about the (understandable) complexity of glass/water reflections. You successfully translated it!
    Love your final comment above, Barry!


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