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...]

Face proportions

Stelina K. Following the proportions in the figure below and my instructions on the blackboard, every student drew his own character! They didn’t copy a specific face, but they just invented a … [Read more...]

Striped bottles and vases

michela l. Another exercise in light and shade for classes 2 (grade 7-8), made with colored pencils. When the bottles and jars are colorful, they are glued on a new sheet in a free … [Read more...]

Three ways to shade

Students in the grade7 (classe 2B) have tried three different types of shading with a pencil: 1) HATCHING: with different pressure of the pencil, 2) CROSSHATCHING: with crossed lines, 3) STUMBLING: … [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...]

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...]