Tonal Drawing

Simple Geometric Tone Drawings

3> Put in a light grey tone by using gentle sweeping strokes with the side of the pencil. Once this is established you can deepen the tone for shadows and erase it for highlights. Explore the shapes shadows make between the objects: darkening the shadows will push the objects forwards and make them look less flat. Develop the gradated tones on the objects, from the lightest to the darkest, to give them volume.

4-a. Now bring out the soft highlights on the jug by lifting out some of the tonal marks with the tip of a putty eraser. This is an effective way of "drawing" the light areas, using the white of the paper as the lightest tint in the tonal scale. These highlights will illuminate every object, as well as imbuing the drawing with a strong sense of light.

5< At this last stage refine the shadow edges on the plate with the putty eraser so that the darkest tones blend in subtly with the mid-and light tones to create a pleasing tonal effect. The shadows also enhance the sense of solidity of the plate.

The light shading over the background creates an ambience and also serves as a unifying element in the compostion.

Tonal Drawings

The sequence of shadows cast across the still life and the background forms a pleasing tonal pattern.

Light tones and strong highlights capture the transparency of the glass dish and give the impression of reflected light.

Putty eraser

The sequence of shadows cast across the still life and the background forms a pleasing tonal pattern.

Light tones and strong highlights capture the transparency of the glass dish and give the impression of reflected light.

Tonal Study

The three-dimensional quality of this still life drawing is achieved mainly by shading rather than by drawing with lines. The texture and form of each of the objects are developed and moulded by employing a subtle range of tonal contrasts. An illusion of space and depth is also created by the careful positioning of shadows.

The highlights not only indicate the direction of light but also describe the smooth sheen of the ceramic objects.

The light shading over the background creates an ambience and also serves as a unifying element in the compostion.

Animal Sketch Renaissance

Gallery of Poem

Strictly speaking, the term form refers to the visual aspect and shape of an image, but within the realm of drawing it can also incorporate a sculptural quality: during the Renaissance and Baroque periods, the emphasis in art was on creating as solid and as three-dimensional an image as possible. Michelangelo's work has a powerful feeling of shape and structure that goes well beyond a superficial rendering of the human body. This idea of sculpted form is still relevant to drawing today, although' it is often interpreted differently. The quality of line may be more expressive and economical and may suggest movement more dramatically.

Michelangelo,

Drawing for a Late Pieta, c. 1530s, 40x23 cm (15/ x 9 in)

One of the greatest artists of the Renaissance, Michelangelo concentrated on the human figure almost exclusively and his anatomical knowledge was impressive. This perfectly proportioned image of Christ is caught by a diffused light thai highlights the complexity of muscles and bone structure forming his body. The artist has modelled these features into a dynamic image that stilt exudes power in spite of the lifeless state of the figure. ? t

Thomas Newbolt, Study for "Bomb",

41x71 cm (16x28 in) Even at first glance, this drawing has a wonderful sense of structure and strength. The artist has drawn the figures simply, with thick, heavy outlines so that they seem to create form collectively. He has kept details to a minimum, imbuing the scene with drama despite the anonymity of the figures.

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