Lesson 26.09.2016

26 Sep

We started to talk about shadows, how to go from light gray to dark gray with pencils.
Here is two examples with the pencils HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 7B, 8B



The eggs shadow tones from the morning lesson was a good example.


After that we talked about forms and shapes. How shadow really determines whether it is a good illusion of the Shape/picture or not.


If you take a cardboard box to make a hole, put a shape inside and adding some artificial light you will have your own picture frame of something you can draw inside. What you see through the hole is what you draw onto the paper. Best part is that the light innside the box will never change.

We went through a bit of what we need to draw with charcoal. Charcoal and kneadable eraser. Kneadable eraser can be used to make light areas


We googled some famous painters. Very few of those ladies.

  • Degas
  • Rembrandt
  • Goia

I love the colors of <Monet water lilies>, but it is something completely different, perhaps more like the lesson to Cristina did today on reflection.

Some of the pictures we looked at today:

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Some of the images have more than an object inside them. By having things that overlap they look more like they are at ground level. One object alone can quickly look like it floats in the air.

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The images also show that things that are far away are often darker, and things that are closer are brighter. Look at the way they have drawn the legs of the elephant. If you scroll up to look at one of the first image with shapes, it appears clear distance because of the color.  By having almost black behind shapes it looks like the background is longer away.

brugel elephant

Most of all, we agree that trying to draw shapes with shadow is best way to practice. always good to sketch a lot.


2 responses to “Lesson 26.09.2016

  1. Marthe Øiaas

    September 27, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Sketch and sketch some more 🙂 Thank you for this (again) Cannot wait to continue to practice now!

  2. CJtCB

    September 27, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Hi Kitty 🙂

    I just have to say your blog is looking good 🙂

    Thanks to this post I feel like I did not miss to much yesterday, you covered the basics.
    Keep up the good and hard work 😉


    PS: More followers and comments on my own blog is always welcome 😉


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