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Painters on Paintings: Sargent: Glowing Greys. Drawing Lesson - A Theory of Light and Shade. Sheri Lynn Boyer Doty CPSA -Biography 2010 Sheri Doty received a B F A degree in 1972 from the University of Utah with a painting and drawing emphasis.

Drawing Lesson - A Theory of Light and Shade

Having experimented with non-representational styles during her student years, Sheri preferred classic realism as thought by professor Alvin Gittons. He and the professors, under whom she studied, emphasized strong drawing and painting skills. Sheri is a faculty member of Salt Lake Community College and Peterson’s Art center where she teaches Fine Art and Design.

Sheri’s paintings have earned her awards in regional, national and international art exhibitions and invitational shows including purchase awards and permanent museum acquisitions. People have been known to say, “She possesses a unique ability to paint the breath of life into her subjects – a gifted talent.” Sheri Says: “The art professors under whom I studied had us draw and paint from live models and “open air” studies, not from photographs. Chiaroscuro. Cervantes. Not every great metropolis is going to make a comeback.


Planners consider some radical ways to embrace decline. Since cities first got big enough to require urban planning, its practitioners have focused on growth. From imperial Rome to 19th-century Paris and Chicago and up through modern-day Beijing, the duty of city planners and administrators has been to impose order as people flowed in, buildings rose up, and the city limits extended outward into the hinterlands.

But cities don’t always grow. Sometimes they shrink, and sometimes they shrink drastically. Now a few planners and politicians are starting to try something new: embracing shrinking. Cities that are healthier because they are smaller. The resulting cities may need to look and feel very different — different, perhaps, from the common understanding of what a modern American city is. A few of these ideas are actually starting to be tried. The idea remains controversial. (Medium – Difficult) How to Draw Graffiti Letters. The Project Gutenberg eBook of The Practice & Science Of Drawing, by Harold Speed.

Self-Portrait in Charcoal Pencil. Lesson Plan: Self-Portrait Charcoal Drawing Purpose/Objective: Students will be able to simplify the human facial features into basic geometric shapes.

Self-Portrait in Charcoal Pencil

Students will be able to placement and spatial relationships of the facial features by use of proportions (size relationships) and mathematical measurements (ratio relationships). Students will be able to draw more complex features using these “blueprint” shapes and placements. Standards Addressed:L.1) Identify, understand and apply the elements of art.L.2) Demonstrate an understanding of the design process and the principles of art.P.2) Exhibit the proper use and care of tools, materials and media.

General Goal(s) and Vocabulary: Line, Shape, Form, Value, Value Scale, Contrast, Facial Proportion Assessment:1-Self Portrait Mathematical Guidelines2-Self Portrait Rough Draft -Progress Grade3-Final Self Portrait Value Drawing- Final Assessment4-Self Portrait Self-Critique and Written Assessment- Formative Assessment. How to Shade - Learn Basic Shading of a Sphere Video. The simplest way to add depth to your drawing is through good shading.

How to Shade - Learn Basic Shading of a Sphere Video

Learn the basics of shading, and see how to add highlights and shadows.See Transcript Hi! I'm Shaddai Berron with, and today I'm going to walk you through shading. Drawing Supplies for Shading You will need a pencil, some paper, an eraser, and a napkin or cloth. Shading in Perspective. If you are doing a quick sketch or roughly shading an area, the direction of the pencil marks can be very obvious, and even quite dense shading can still reveal directional marks.

Shading in Perspective

A common mistake that beginners make is to begin shading along one edge of of an object in perspective, and to continue that direction all the way down, so that by the time they reach the bottom, the direction of shading is working against the perspective, as in the panel at top left. Beside it is a panel shaded horizonatally: again the shading fights against the perspective and flattens the drawing. In the second example, the direction of shading follows the perspective correctly, with the angle changing gradually so that it is always along an orthagonal (vanishing line).

With a practiced eye, you can do this by instinct, or, as you see in the example, you can draw subtle guidelines back to the vanishing point first. The right panel of this box is shaded vertically. Contour Shading. June 2012. Original Post: 6/12/2010 When I took life drawing class back in college, gesture drawing was used as a warm up exercise.

June 2012

That's a pretty short-sited approach to take. The definition of gesture drawing is to capture the energy and movement of the subject matter - or to capture the essence of the pose. While gesture drawing is typically used in figure drawing, I see no reason why I can't use the same approach with still lifes or landscapes. I've been reading Walt Stanchfield' s book "Drawn to Life". 1. 2. June 2012. Drawing and shading faces:Learn from sculptors how to capture light and shadow. Project-Improvement on deviantART.