Week 2 Drawing Lesson 30/09/2020: Tone
This week we were tasked with drawing different objects focusing on tone.
To start off, we brought in different objects: a cup (for a discussion about ellipses) and a small box/cube of some kind. Plus a small item you would like to have a go at drawing in more detail. I brought in a mug, a clear box, a figure of a polar bear and clear glass sphere.
Will explained that normally we draw using lines, yet if you draw using tone it may seem a bit more realistic due to the fact that there are no lines in real life. For example, the isn't
a line to define a nose or lips on anyone's face in real life.
I drew two examples to showcase the different methods, as you can see the face is drawn using line art while the sphere was drawn using tone.
I quickly realised I may have made a mistake by bringing clear items since the tone may be hard to convey.
Here are some of the drawings I did:
However, we were also taught about ellipses and how they change depending on what angle to look at them from. I made a simple diagram to showcase this.
As you can see in the image, the ellipses becomes flatter when it gets closer to the eye level.