Tangles shaded

To continue our work about gradients, with the students of grade 8, we have created this drawing of entwined ribbons. The drawing is made in pencil, and the background is colored with felt-tip pens, … [Read more...]

Exercises in shade and gradations to the new folders

In classes of 8th grade we started to practice with the shades and  gradations in the drawings that will be used for the cover of our folders. You begin to draw a grid of 21 cm to the side and, in … [Read more...]

Copying value from Felice Casorati’s still lifes

Sometimes is difficult to explain how many tonal value you can find in a black & white pictures because the scale of lights and shadows can be very wide. I’ve found that the students can … [Read more...]

Lights and shadows sharp

With the students of grade 8 (classe seconda B) we worked on the lights and shadows in the photograph. With the tracing paper and colored markers we have colored only the shadows, making these sharp … [Read more...]

Flags with lights and shadows

Another exercise to practice the right position of lights and shadows, with a  sideward source of light. We used the same technique of our previous lesson about the scrolls on black paper, just … [Read more...]

Still life with oil pastels

A simple exercise to learn lights, shadow and colour shades. You draw some shapes like bottles, spheres, cups, cylinders and then you colour them with oil pastels, blending the colours with a 3D … [Read more...]

Value exercise

I used simple cardboards, black and coloured, even sheets of coloured papers could be good. First, I drawn the scrolls on the coloured cardboards with a pencil. Second, we colored the scrolls with … [Read more...]

Proportion of the face and value

The faces were drawn in pencil on a grid, following certain proportions. The second step was to add lights and shadows to the drawings, to make them more three-dimensional. volto con … [Read more...]

Pomegranates for a poster

A new competition is engaging the year 9 students that copy the image of the "pomegranate". We have been asked to carry out the design for the poster of the show "The Love for Three pomegranates" that … [Read more...]

Little sketch in ink

Potete farlo anche voi in queste giornate di sole dove tutto invita a sedersi sull’erba e lasciare viaggiare lo sguardo e i pensieri: basta un taccuino e una penna o una matita... cancellate il meno … [Read more...]