Saturday, April 27, 2013

Charcoal Sketch of Apples in Bowl

This is a sketch I did to demonstrate technique to a class of young artist.

Charcoal Drawing of Apples in Wooden Bowl

I was focusing on the light against the dark. The dark background brings the bowl forward. The dark area of the bowl sets off the light areas in the apples. I liked how the thick wooden bowl had a thick edge, it gives a deep line of contrast separating the bowl from the dark background on the right.  The placement of the apple outside the bowl is set off by the shadow of the bowl.

I used pencil, various charcoal pencils and blending stubs. It was drawn in my sketchbook and it took about 25 minutes.

Apples are not really that round they have a unique shape but my purpose was to show technique.

(c) Adron 13

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