Silhouette on colorful gradation

Student of grade 9 (class 3B),  learned to use acrylic colours, mixing them to get colour gradations. Then they painted a black silhouette on the colorful background. The effect is very bright! … [Read more...]

Zentangle flowers with tempera-value background

an interesting composition! michele s. In the class 2B we have done this exercise in three steps: 1) first we drawn the flower with a pencil 2) then we painted the … [Read more...]

Folders for drawings – grade 7

  This folder-project is for the sudents of grade 7, who are studying the value of shadows and lights,  the shading applied to objects, and how to make three-dimensional effects with the … [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...]

Written with the Rainbow

On watercolor paper you can write with the water and drop the colours with the eyedropper. I used colored inks, but you can also use liquid watercolors.   … [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...]

Silhouette in backlight

With students of year 8 we painted with tempera, using only the primary colors and mixing them in order to obtain a chromatic gradation. In the next step we painted a black shape over the colored … [Read more...]

Value landscapes

To continue our journey to discover the colors, with the year 7 classes, we painted landscapes in tempera tonal gradation. The forms that become more clear to the horizon can give a sense of distance, … [Read more...]