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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
Exercise-1

Still life as practice for shading a variety of shapes


Exercise-2
Reflected light on round objects

Hard edge V.S. soft edge


Shadows on Curves V.S. Facets

Edge enhancement
Exercise-3

Draw and shade these objects


Exercise-4
A bright yellow Daffodil Exercise-5

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
Exercise-6
Shading and texture of a leaf
Leaf veins and shading
Exercise-5, Building layers of dark value
Shade that pops!
Contrasting value
Backlighting