Jessica Russo Scherr

Art Education

Medium: pencil




- Put a chair with a cloth draped over it in a simple environment.

-The goal is to depict the chair using two point perspective and depict the cloth with the use of chiaroscuro.

-Both of these devices were discovered and implemented during the Renaissance by every major artist.


(Do not copy the student examples. This is a DIRECT OBSERVATION drawing)

Chair with Cloth

Be sure to:


Let the angular parts of the chair show.


Do not cover more than 50% of the chair with the cloth.


Set the chair in an interesting environment.


Use two point perspective.


Keep the vanishing points off the page.

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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