I was commissioned to create a canvas print of a mandolin. I don't have the beautiful mandolin that will be used for the final photo, but I do own one. I used mine as a stand-in, hoping that I could get a good understanding of the curves and lines and how best to work with them. Here is the first attempt. Hopefully the purchaser finds it suitable for just that - a first attempt.
The Lines and Contours of a Mandolin
The way the curving accented sides of the mandolin end in darkness makes it appear that the darkness and the mandolin are one and the same.