Monday, September 26, 2011


The Cool Sphere - an exercise in loose drawing and sketching, color values and shading.

My student, who will turn 8 years old next week, began by loosly drawing a circle (sketch style) and then slowly introduced color.  First we painted the purple and blues in the background, then brought a combinations of blue, turquoise and silver into the circle, increasing the intesity of the black and deciding where the shadows shoud be.  At the end of the exercise my student expressed...  "It's a ball!!!"...  yes!  With verbal instructions and me modeling the exercise, the student was able to learn a technique which she can incorperate into any number of school projects, using any type of drawing medium she's given...    Next month we will do the same project using the warm tones...  Reds, Oranges, Yellows and some Purple and Gold for accents. 

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