Jessica Russo Scherr

Art Education

Direct Observation

Set up a small display of flat small objects. Tape them or tack them in place.

These are all pencil drawings that take advantage of cast shadows, textures & limited depth. They were produced with hard and soft leads.

Advanced options:

Add more objects and objects with texture

Use watercolor, colored pencil or acrylic paint

Trompe L'oiel Panel

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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