Draw a white or brown egg using only one strong light source close to the egg at about a 45-degree angle above.
Use a drawing pencil (s) on white paper in your sketchbook/journal.
Make the scale of the drawing monumentalized so that the egg is larger than actual size and fills the drawing paper.
There should be a horizon line behind the egg and the area above that line should be dark, so the highlights and halftones are in contrast with the background.
Include all five areas of chiaroscuro: highlight, halftone, deep shadow, reflected light, and cast shadow.
Shade by using continuous tone (sfumato).
Try to arrange the lighting so a full range of contrast is achieved on the actual egg, and then draw it.
The example is labeled to help you remember the 5 areas of chiaroscuro. Your drawing, however, should NOT be labeled.
Take your time!
(Do not copy the student examples. This is a DIRECT OBSERVATION drawing)