Jessica Russo Scherr

Art Education

Refraction Still Life

Direct Observation Drawing in Colored pencil.  Place an object in a clear vessel with an object.  Analyze the distortion created from the refraction.  Carefully look at all the shapes, highlights and shadows in the water and draw them first lightly in pencil and then colored pencil.  Three examples of refraction studies. Notice how light traveling through water makes the placement and dimension of the submerged object change. Colors are saturated by pressing hard on the colored pencils.

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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