Monday, June 7, 2010

Adding to the Apples

I've added an apple and then tried to add a shadow. The shadow definitely needs work. I don't know if I should add a bit of color to it? I used a gunmetal gray pencil thinking that would be a good shadow color, but now wonder if I should have used something else instead. Also I don't seem to have made a smooth transition between the darker part close to the apples and the lighter part farther away.

Here it is for now, still a work in progress:

I need to take some time today to watch the WC Pencil Class videos from the beginning and do each assignment in order so that I may actually get better at what I am doing. I will share my assignments as I do them.

For now I need to get a bite to eat and pick up the house a bit. We had the girls this weekend, so I didn't get much done in the housework department, and I still need to unpack from my stay at my Mom's.

Meanwhile, I am quite excited on account of my great discovery of a Cheap Joe's art class in Holland later this summer. My sister in law and I have signed up and are eagerly awaiting it. You can find out about it here.



  1. the apples look good Vicki.....what you're thinking you're needing is values to show depth.....with coloured pencils, work from the lightest value layering up to the darkest in value, building up the values as you go.
    One last note if we can change the url of my w/c pencil class to then that'd be great....thanks for linking through to me :)

  2. I see your shadow - barely. You'll be happier with it if it's darker. You could add some of the apple colors to it for the reflection from them. I have to get busy with those lessons also. I've only done one. Are you really travelling to Holland for a class? What fun.

  3. Very pretty!
    My pastel teacher always told me to make my darks darker and lights lighter. It works with all mediums(I think)

  4. I think you are being too critical. They look great.