We will practice warm ups with:
1. Shapes like the letter "Z" using the side of the pencil.
2. Figure 8s keeping our fingers and wrist relaxed.
5. Shadow bars going from dark to light to dark and back to light.
4. Bricks in a pattern.
In this lesson we set up a table lamp on a subject so it cast strong shadows for the students to sketch. The first subject was shadows falling across the table surface at an angle. The subject matter included paper tubes which have shadows inside and shadows outside, a ball that has a round graduation of shadow, and a box that has a shadow in solid, a bowl and a few other items of interest.. The students observe how the shadow is not flat meaning there are subtle shades with lights and dark areas inside the shadow.
The second subject is complex and consists of a figurine and candlestick and other irregular shapes. The lamp is situated so the light is cast on the background against a surface, such as a wall, giving the subject a reference place in space.
The third subject has a lamp will be placed directly above some objects to case shadows below. The object will be a figurine, a ball, a wooden bowl.
|Warm ups for this week|
|Example of Shadow From Above Lighting|
Note the shadow within the shadow on the ball and the bow.
Pay attention to the reflective light.
|Example of Shadow From Side lighting|
|Example of Shadow Against The Wall|