Thursday, September 23, 2010

Grade 4- Drawing and Shading shapes with a cast shadow

4th grader working on drawing shapes with shading and cast shadows
Fourhth graders are continuing their drawing unit. 
Last week we worked on contour line drawings.  This week we are learning how to draw three-dimensional shapes with shading and cast shadows. We used charcoal or pencil as our drawing material and our sketchbooks to practice drawing these shapes.  We drew an arrow next to each shape to show the direction of the light source.  We then drew the cast shadow directly opposite each arrow.  The cast shadows were shaded very dark.  The areas closest to the arrows were the lightest and the shape gets gradually darker away from the arrow.  We tried to shade and blend in so that no markings from our pencil or charcoal were visible.   

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