Define The Highlights And Background

This pot is full of reflections and highlights. Lightly outline the shapes of the reflections of windows using Blue Violet Lake. Using the same color, redraw the elliptical lines in the upper rim of the pot, and below it to show the curves.

Burnish in the lightest undertone of the pot first using Sky Blue Light, leaving the bright highlight areas exposed as the white of the paper.

With Clay Rose, fill in the inside area of the pot. Use enough pressure to fill in the paper completely with color. With Seashell Pink, fill in the base of the pot, the inside area of the upper rim and along the neck of the pot as seen in the illustration. This begins the look of reflective color.

Move to the background. Use a ruler to divide the background into three sections. The tri-color background gives the drawing more contrasts and interest than a solid color would provide. By placing these colors behind the subject, the edges of the pot are defined. Burnish in Sky Blue Light in the top section. (Since the edge of the pot is white, this background color creates the upper edge.) Move on to the middle section with Clay Rose. Use light layering and a very sharp point to create an even tone to give the drawing some textural difference. Leave a small white strip below the Clay Rose. Next, lightly layer Black around the edge of the pot. Be careful not to lose the nice, round, symmetrical shape. Finally, layer some more Sky Blue Light in the lower section.

Symmetrical Shapes Nature Leave

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