Ex: Observing light and shadow
- 2 simple objects lit from one side
- watched a video on shading light and form from http://www.proto.com
- the video used an egg, so I got two boiled eggs and put them on a light surface, and closed the curtains for stronger shadows.
Struggling with getting transition between the areas of shading. Is my pencil too soft?
The shape of the eggs aren’t great – but the shading is slowly improving
The highlights don’t seem to stand out enough – because the areas around it aren’t dark enough.
Spent more time this week practising this exercise on different objects and trying to improve seeing the light and shade, but also how to do it.
This included a discussion with my husband about whether you can create an outline for the shadow area. He says you can, and it does make it easier, but from my observations of my own sketches and my memory of those of others, my thinking is it depends…on the media, how deep the shadows is and where it is.
I’m going to do some more exercises with the two objects, but I need to do it in the evening, when the shadows stand out much better under artificial light.