Project – Still Life


Exercise – Still Life Group in Tone


The exercise required built-up tone and on reflection, whilst there are degrees of tone in the drawing the pencils didn’t allow the deepest of tones.



Check and Log

What aspects of each drawing have been successful and what did you have problems with?

The pen and ink drawing was satisfactory as far as the objects go but other areas as previously commented are lacking particularly in the perspective area.


The coloured pencil drawing was okay as a drawing but I didn’t manage to get a wide spread of tones.


Did you manage to get a sense of depth in your drawings? What elements of the drawings and still life groupings helped to create that sense?

The objects in the pen and ink drawing have a depth to them derived from placement, overlapping and small at the front and large at the back, and limited shadow tone.


The coloured pencil drawing similarly portrayed depth.


What difficulties were created by being restricted to line or tone?

A line drawing doesn’t allow you the light to dark gradation of tone facility that depicts depth and that you are able to achieve in a tone drawing.


However a line drawing can achieve it with placement and perspective.


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