Still life on abstract background

In order to understand the light and shadow on a solid, we drew the shades on a group of objects with a pencil. In this still life some students of  8° grade have also experienced shading with crossed … [Read more...]

Value Cut Out

In these abstract drawings, we practiced different techniques of value: shading, crosshatching, and scumbling. Practicing value on white paper we created some free shapes. After filling two or three … [Read more...]

Instant photo: drawing small landscapes

These small landscapes are created in the common style of social network or instant photo. The square format is suitable to draw nice landscape with few colored pencils creating depht and space. … [Read more...]

A monochrome picture with #hashtag

I sent my students chasing colors around the house, they took a MONOCHROME photo by grouping a series of objects on a colored background, all of the same color. The next step was to upload the photo … [Read more...]

Video tutorial: one-point perspective winter landscape

In this difficult moment due to isolation for the coronavirus, we and our students must stay safe at home. As teachers, we can just suggest some simple tasks with basic art supplies through online … [Read more...]

Shading Forms

How can you shade different forms and solids with different kinds of surfaces? We observed that the strength of the shadow’s edges are determined by the object you are drawing. Something with sharp … [Read more...]

Enhance the background

We have often dealt with the drawing of a FACE and its PROPORTIONS, working on the colors and shades of hair, eyes, and mouth. We can find this topic in previous lessons that we can find HERE. We can … [Read more...]

Intertwined ribbons on abstract watercolor

With 7th Grade students, we faced a difficult task that has been more challenging than expected. The topic is intertwined ribbons, they were drawn with the same shading technique you can find in this … [Read more...]

Scenography for the play “Marcovaldo”

With a small number of students, we realized a scenography for a real stage show. It was a challenge to deal with a real task: we had to juggle the time schedule, budget, space, delivery date and … [Read more...]

Shades among branches

A simple drawing with value shades in two colors: you need just a pencil, a rubber, and two colored pencils. First, you draw a tree with its branches with a pencil. You create many areas of negative … [Read more...]