Jessica Russo Scherr

Art Education

Still Life with Fruit

Fruit Still Life in Bowl with Colored Pencil

Medium: Colored Pencil

Direct Observation: Using colored pencil, draw a still life of a bowl of fruit nestled in cloth. Be very aware of the lighting, since this will determine the look and feel of the drawing.

Use the "dry glaze" method in which layers of color are gradually and carefully built up, starting with the lightest colors first. The final drawing should have colors that are multi-layered and saturated.

All parts of the drawing should be resolved, including the background.

(Do not copy the student examples. This is a DIRECT OBSERVATION drawing)



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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