Jessica Russo Scherr

Art Education

Color Theory Spheres

Draw 6 spheres on one page using colored pencils using the different color combinations to show a variety of values.


Creating: Then on the circles, lightly hatch and crosshatch, gently building up layers of "dry glazing" to create a sfumato effect of chiaroscuro, the six different sets of analogous colors. Figure out which color is the lightest, mid-range, and shadow. Remember the 5 steps of chiaroscuro: highlight, halftone, shadow, reflected light, cast shadow.



For example, with the combination of yellow, orange, and red, yellow will be the highlights, orange will be the mid tones and reflected light, and red will be the shadows.


Color Theory: Refer to the color wheel chart below.

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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