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

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