When drawing several objects together, you must make sure the same methods apply across the picture or else the final drawing will not hang together as a unit. Here we have three groups in different mediums, which will give you some idea of how to go about your task.

The first subject - drawn in coloured pencil - is a wooden bowl with three pears in it, which is lit slightly from behind and from the left. To keep it simple, I have not included any cast shadow, which would be to the right of the bowl, nor any background at all.

The first stage is to draw out the image in one colour. I have chosen a yellow ochre which is not too strong for the yellow pears or the well-lit wooden bowl. Once you have got the shape of the bowl and the outline of the pears, put in the basic shadow, also in the ochre.

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Freehand Sketching An Introduction

Freehand Sketching An Introduction

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