Task 2: Universal Forms

Task 2 is encouraging you to develop the skill of drawing the universal forms in a realistic way. You can learn how tone and shadow sit on these 4 forms so that in future still life work you can observe the shadows and highlights more confidently.

The four forms are:





Here are some demonstrations to help get started. I also use charcoal sometimes so that you can compare and see how tone can be built up. Task 3 is producing the forms in charcoal 🙂

First, here is the CUBE:


Here is the Cylinder:

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