Sample Project

Sample Project - student project

Here's a snap shot of the object I'm drawing:

Sample Project - image 1 - student project

First, I started by tracing the form of the banana. This way I knew which direction my lines needed to go in when I was drawing or shading.

Sample Project - image 2 - student project

Approach 1: Light and shadow

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I figured out where the light source was and began to draw again, this time with light and shadow in mind.

Sample Project - image 3 - student project

Approach 2: Weight

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The banana seems pretty dense and heaviest where it's touching the table. I emphasized this with dark, thick lines and some details.

Sample Project - image 4 - student project

Combining Approaches:

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I drew the banana one last time. In this drawing, I'm conveying light, shadow, weight and form all at once through line variation.

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Lastly, here's all three for comparison:

Sample Project - image 6 - student project

Melissa De Nobrega
Graphic designer & Illustrator
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