Thursday, February 4, 2010

Shading on Basic Shapes

Now we will work with basic shapes. I often use shapes to this day to help me with the structure of a drawing. Utilizing shapes can help you get proportions correct.
Here are the basic shapes that I use.
Let's start off easy. we will use the Circle.


  1. Oh wow, I am so pleased to see you have an art blog! I like to pencil draw, but it has been quite a few years since I took drawing class. This is a great refresher course. I am in awe of your drawings!


  2. I am having fun reviewing for myself as well....I would love to see some of your work too. If you ever have any questions that you would like to go over just let me know.

  3. Sadly, I just moved to Austin, TX from Alabama and I left my art bag back at my parent's home with my art pads and drawings. I was limited on what I could bring.
    But, you are inspiring me to get my pencil's back out. So, I will be happy to show you my newer drawings when I do them. :) I mostly do animals, flowers and landscape drawings. I like what you are teaching. It is a great refresher for me! I want to someday learn how to do portraits too.

    Do you use a stump for blending? On your apple watercolor picture, Did you use watercolor pencils? It came out great!


  4. Oh no! you left your art bag? Oh well. I do use a blending stump...sometimes a q-stick for bigger areas or if I am trying to diffuse the pencil more evenly. My goal is to try to help others see through my eyes as I draw, and I hope that it helps others. So, it is encouraging to hear that some of these things might help you. Really it is helping me a bunch too. The apple pic is with colored pencils. I may have said watercolor...although I do have watercolor pencils and am still trying to use them.



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