Tom Howard March 2017 SWG
Gesture drawing: capture angles by using your hand at arm’s length, elbow locked, using your pen, hand, or brush to carry the angle to your paper.
Point of comparison: compare 2 elements in the scene. Key intersecting points, verticals and horizontals. This helps with position and scale.
Negative spaces= shapes around the object (around the positive spaces)
Exercise: drawing everything around the object EXCEPT the object and make it appear. (he does this with his college class, encouraged us to try it. Start simple!! 😃
Perspective=2d representation of 3d object =correct angles
- Highlight: white of the paper or lightest color
- Half-tones: all the shades that are not highlight nor shadow
- Core shadow: The darkest part of the shaded object
- Cast shadow: the dark-to-lighter shadow of the object on a surface
- Ambient light: ‘wandering photons’ that make little appearances here and there
- Reflected light: on the object, within the core shadow
- Reflected cast shadow: an extra layer of shadowing where the object meets its shadow
- Refracted light=bent light: “prenumbria” occurs at the farthest edge of the shadow where the sharp edges of the shadow become softer
- Mirror image=paler perfect copy of the object; just as long as the object is high, just as wide as is the object on a shiny surface.
Homework: sketch something EVERY DAY.