The focus for this project is two-fold - drawing basic shapes and using a single light source.
There are two geometric shape still lifes set up in the room. Choose the one that you can see the best from your seat.
You may use a drawing board at your table or in your lap so that you can draw parallel to the surface of the board.
Draw the shapes as you see them including sides and tops. Remember the things we learned about drawing basic shapes
Decide on paper direction (vertical or horizontal).
Fill the paper with your drawing.
Draw lightly and draw large
Don't set objects on the bottom of the paper
Shade the forms using the smooth shading technique (tight, overlapping circles)
Use graduated shading so that tone changes have a smooth transition as the fade into another tone
Pay attention to your light source, highlights, mid-tones, and shadows
These forms are white. Make sure your shading reflects this
The background should be shaded dark so that the white forms stand out. You may fade the background shading out as you get close to the edge of the paper
There should be no visible out lines when you are finished. Shapes should be determined by changes in value
Be neat. Put scrap paper under your hand to avoid smearing the graphite. Clean up smears and fingerprints.
Take a photo of your finished work and turn it in to Schoology
Directional Shading and Graduated Tone
The focus of this project is to learn how to use graduated shading and create an awareness of how values effect each other when placed side by side.
Sketchbook Assignment Before beginning this project, practice directional shading. Below is a chart that you need to replicate in your sketchbook. There are 11 boxes with a written description for each listed at the bottom of the image. You must do all 11 boxes. Each box should be approximately 1' x 1". Shading should be smooth and done without smudging. Try to get smooth transitions from one tone to the other. Be neat and stay inside of your box edges. Send a photo of your directional shading chart into Schoology.
Graduated Complex Design
For this project your will create an abstract design and use graduated shading to add emphasis to the shapes. There are examples below to help you get started. Please don't copy any of the examples.
Directions 1. Grid Design
The easiest way to create this design is by using a grid.
You are not required to use a grid but it is helpful if you are struggling for an idea.
Below are a few examples of grid designs.
The 4 square is the most basic. Your design is created in one square then flipped and copied into the other 3.
The second grid has 16 squares. In this case, the squares help divide the space for a more complex design. A random design is placed no top to create interest..
Designs should be of a medium complexity.
4 Square Grid
Drawn design that will be flipped and repeated with shaded design