Project – Making Marks

Exercise – Observing Shadow and Light Formations on a Surface.
I had a problem with this exercise.

In the example drawing in the Course book p26 I appreciated the shadows and reflected light as described but was not able to recognise these aspects in real life. Consequently the first  drawing only shows shadows though I have drawn a theoretical drawing on the reverse page which indicates reflections as well..

The two objects threw different shape shadows but because of the way that they were positioned the shadows were at different angles. The cast shadow has a soft edge as the light source, whilst a small bulb, is not a true spotlight.

I managed the gradation and merging of tonal values reasonably well which were done with a 5mm clutch pencil lead.

The theoretical drawing shows the gradation of shadow and also the reflected area.


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