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Lesson 47 – Drawing and Painting
Here is a close-up photo showing the way that the pear was being shaded.
Continue shading the pear. I shaded smoother parts of the pear with long, curved lines. In some parts I shaded with lines first and then shaded on top of the lines with small circles.
I shaded with larger circles to show larger bumps and smaller circles to show smaller bumps.
There is a light area along the bottom of the pear because the pear is on a white table and light is reflecting off the table and onto the pear. Look carefully at the pear you are drawing to see if there are any reflections or highlights on it. If you see any, make sure you include them in your drawing.
If the pear you are drawing has a stem or a leaf, shade them now.
The pear I was drawing had some scratches and small dark dots on it. Look carefully at the pear you are drawing to see if there are any tiny dots or scratches on it.
If they are lighter than the rest of the pear around them, carefully draw them on using the corner of an eraser. If they are darker than the rest of the pear around them, draw them on with your pencil. If there are no scratches or dots on the pear you are drawing, skip this step.
When you are finished shading the pear, start shading the cast shadow that the pear makes on the table. Use straight lines because the table is flat.
Look carefully at the edge of the shadow to see if it is soft or sharp. Also, see if some areas of the shadow are darker than others.