Drawing Botanicals

at Montalvo Art Center Class:2 Drawing with Pencils
Value and Shade
Thursday, 3/20/08 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Choosing the direction and source of light

Direction of light affects the extent of the contour shadow, drama of the artwork and the length of the cast shadow


Still life as practice for shading a variety of shapes


Reflected light on round objects

Hard edge V.S. soft edge

Shadows on Curves V.S. Facets

Edge enhancement


Draw and shade these objects


A bright yellow Daffodil


For contrast with the background, bright flowers can be drawn dark.

Value Contrast

Cactus blossom: Hard v.s. soft edges and light v.s. dark value

“Sketching your favorite subject in Pen and Ink” by Claudia Nice.

Red is a dark value

Lighten the background for better contrast


Shading and texture of a leaf

Leaf veins and shading

Exercise-5, Building layers of dark value

Shade that pops!

Contrasting value


Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful