Jessica Russo Scherr
Basic Form Still Life
Find at least 4 objects that are basic forms (squares, cones, circles, cylinders).
Set them up in an interesting composition with 1 light source.
Create a pencil drawing from direct observation.
Include a background and fill the whole page.
Use a full range of values to illustrate chiaroscuro.
Pyramidal (triangular) shaped compositions work well for still life drawings.
Do not copy the student examples. This is a DIRECT OBSERVATION drawing
This example was done with cross hatch
Just about every example is from a former student of mine. Many thanks to them for all of their time and dedication.
How to earn a good grade on your homework
Follow the criteria presented in class and on the website.
Homework assignments will take between 1 and 3 hours to complete.
All homework should be completed in your journal unless specified otherwise (not printer paper).
Fill the A4 Page of your journal.
Include a background when applicable.
Shade using a full range of values using a drawing pencil unless specified otherwise.
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