Drawing apples

I used small disposable lights in a semi-darkened room to create dramatic lighting. This helps students see form and render that form on paper. Prior to the drawing I had them close their eyes and rotate he apple in their hands, feeling it and trying to visualize it. We talked about how an apple has sides and soft corners, flat areas and bumps. We talked about the differences in the top and bottom. I did a large drawing demonstrating the directions of lines and how they can change in value as thy describe direction. As students struggle to draw an area I encourage them to let their fingers move on the apple in that area, this helps then translate the area into their drawing. This is a good challenge after the pepper drawing.041 020 copy 011 copy

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