Today in art class I worked more on tone. I’ll show you the progression of a drawing in charcoal on rag paper.
The first step is to determine the average tone of the setup, which in this case was a middle tone, about a 4 on a 1-to-10 scale, where 10 is the darkest. The setup was a dark wine bottle, a green pear, and a white onion set on a middle-tone cloth.
Once the average tone was determined, I made it the background color. Second step was to make a rough sketch of the setup.
My art teacher suggested I pick something a little easier to work with next time, like items that aren’t glass and that have smooth surfaces. There was just too much surface detail distracting me. Anyway, here’s the final product of today with the setup in view:
More art from me after next class.