Abstracting Shapes

This is for week 3 of Liz Steel’s Sketching Now Foundations course. We are looking for and painting shapes. First we are drawing the shape of two overlapping objects of the same color, paint the negative spaces around the objects, and then paint the shadows.

Tea Pot and Cup

Tea Pot and Cup

Next we paint a white object by first painting what’s around the object and then adding some shadows inside the object.

White Horse

White Horse

Finally, we use a lamp to cast direct shadows from objects, draw a quick thumbnail to map out the shadow shapes. Then draw the objects in pencil and add color, let it dry, and apply a gray mix to the shadows.

Tea Pot and Cups

Tea Pot and Cups

I like the boldness of this approach.

Stillman & Birn Zeta series 5.5 x 8 inch spiral bound notebook, Da Vinci #6 travel brush, home made travel palette with Daniel Smith and Lucas Watercolors.

Jim

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