Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Lesson #3 Shading and Dots

Guess what these images are (Yes, another guessing game!). Next week I will add lines, shading, and shadow. Shading will show you how drawings take shape. Shadow will show where the shapes are positioned in your drawing – interesting! I hate to keep you in suspense, but trust me, it’s for a purpose…so check back next Tuesday for the “reveal”!

Meanwhile, here are some dots. Big, little, round, varied. Some are positioned close together and some are far apart. Some overlap and some are different colors. Did you know there were so many kinds of dots?

This Greyhound dog is drawn with ink in nothing but dots! No lines, or shading. This technique is called stippling. A stipple here, a stipple there, everywhere stipples! And if you stipple in just the right places you soon have a picture! Don’t worry, I’ll show you how to do that later!

These are basics. You will learn more and more basics to make great, drawings and paintings! Meet you back here next Tuesday!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your lessons. I am a newbie and love your perspective.