Thursday, April 19, 2012

Brown Bag Drawings

My Tuesday morning class requested a lesson in drawing paper lunch bags. I gave them each a piece of  Amber colored Canson Mi Tientes paper which we used as the medium or base color. In attempt to simplify, we lit each bag with desk lamp so the lights and darks would be more pronounced. Everyone started working in the values with two colors, Prismacolor Cream for the lightest areas and Dark Brown for the darkest areas, letting the color of the paper act as the medium value. Some added different colors for the shadows. It was challenging and required a lot of thought, the middle photo shows everyone's work and just how much could be done in three hours. No one was anywhere near completion.

1 comment:

Teresa said...

What an interesting exercise! Good training for the eye in capturing different planes.