Jessica Russo Scherr


Egg Chiaroscuro

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)

Homework Policy

All homework is due at the START of class on the due date posted on the website.

LATE homework  is homework that is turned in at the end of the class that it is due or the next art class = 1 grade lower

Homework turned in later then the following art class = ZERO

Homeworks are explained in class and Internet connectivity is not an excuse for not completing homework.  The website is to aid you in your homework.

If you put in effort into a homework but it did not come out as you expected or you misunderstood the assignment:  You may redo it for a better grade within one week.

Absent:  You are responsible to find out what assignments you missed while absent. Generally 1 day will be given for each day missed to make up assignments. Write ABSENT next to your name on the back of the assignment.



How to earn a good grade on your homework

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).

Follow the instructions for each homework.

Include a background when applicable.

Shade using a full range of values using a drawing pencil unless specified otherwise.


Art Teachers

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