Project – Reflected Light

Exercise – Study of Light Reflected from One Object to Another

Initially the setting appeared confusing as to what was reflection or shadow but by tackling the shading in small sections made the drawing come together as a whole.
I used a better, more concentrated, light source to the previous drawings so the shadows and reflections were more defined. Quite a big step for me and probably the best “solid” drawing I have ever done. I learned what to look for and how to identify the various elements that give depth and realism to a drawing.

The rear cast shadow looks “solid” and I noticed this in my other drawings in which shadows appear. If you make the shadows as dark as the tone requires then you have added a dominating element to the drawing. The cast shadows leave a clear cut hard edge which accentuates the problem. Is it best to feather the shadow?

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