Creating shadow using lines and marks

Drawing exercise 3 (5) Tonal Sketch_ 15 August 2015_ 59.4 x 42 cm

The sketches using blocks of tone were quick and in that sense easier, also I blocked off daylight to a large extent for those.

The sketches using lines and spots took longer. I continued to use a spotlight which creates a less fluctuating shadow and decided to ignore any change occurring as a result of variations in daylight. This made it simpler, though it is surprising how difficult it is to gauge exactly how light or dark any one area is.


Drawing exercise 3 (4) Sketchbook_ 13 August 2015_ 59.4 x 42 cm

Make four distinct grades of tone using four tools and lines, hatching and spots. Daylight was so soft it only made two tones. I added a spotlight to create a bit more variation.