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...]

Bas-reliefs of Romanesque art

Color gradations reveal the mysterious and fantastic forms of medieval, mythical animals and monsters carved by the skilled hands of ancient sculptors. Students of Year 8 have copied the bas-reliefs … [Read more...]

Shading in cross-hatching

The shading on the drawing is obtained by crossing the pencil hatching … [Read more...]