Jessica Russo Scherr

Art Education

Direct Observation: Draw a cup on a plate or saucer. Work on the elliptical perspective and the chiaroscuro. Use one light source and a full range of values. Fill the page and create an interesting composition. Don't forget to include a background.

Cup and Saucer

Although this is a fantastic drawing, it does not show elliptical perspective.

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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