Asterisk* with three ways to shade

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As in this previous lesson, we practiced three different ways to create value and shade with pencil. In this drawing, made with 7th grade students, we used artist tape on a square drawing sheet. We made an asterisk, being careful to stick the tape on any cloth before putting it on paper. In this way the tape becomes less adhesive and you avoid to tear the paper. With a soft pencil we drew the value, drawing the darkest part in the middle of the square. The three techniques are:

1) Blending: with different pressure of the pencil
2. Cross-hatching:  diagonal lines in opposite directions
3. Scumbling:  short, random curvy marks overlapped

After drawing the value we removed the artist tape and we painted the white lines with gouache.












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