Create The Line Drawing And Begin The Shadows
Tracing a round object, such as a glass or jar, or using a circle template or stencil, lightly draw a circle with a mechanical pencil and a very light touch.
Determine where the light is coming from. With Dark Umber and a very sharp point, apply the cast shadow opposite the light source, here, below the circle on the lower left, indicating the light is coming from the right side. With a very sharp point, apply the shadow edge, leaving a small edge of reflected light along the bottom of the circle. Be sure to apply the pencil lightly so the lines are not obvious. Use curved lines to replicate the shape and form of the sphere. Straight pencil lines would represent a flat object.
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