Project 2- Exercise 3: Creating shadow using lines and marks


I chose a cylindrical pot as I hoped it would help me use a mixture of curved and straight lines. I think the dip pen worked best because the tonal range is greater ( more contrast). Also, the curved lines run horizontally and follow the curves of the object and the straight lines depict the flat surface.

For the group of objects I decided to work with a soft pencil as I felt I could work more quickly and control the softness of the outline.




Most of my objects had a shiny surface which helped me to see the reflections and tonal shifts. I enjoyed this exercise because working quickly encouraged me to be more spontaneous in my mark making and I do feel I have been able to use hatching, curved and straight lines . I did struggle to identify the shadow on the wooden table surface. Maybe I will try a more reflective surface next time.

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