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Lesson 2 - Sketching Session
Added on: Fri Sep 01 2000
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Sketching (cont.)

And now for the finishing details. Let's have a closer look at the apple photo again.
When I photographed the apple, I put a spotlight in front and to the left of the apple. The spotlight is very bright, and I held it quite close to the apple resulting in a bright highlight and dark shadows.

Apple photo with major light details

Draw the outline of the hightlight, the shadow of the branch and the dark shadow. Select the Pencil tool again, but use a medium gray color. Note that the branch shadow bends to follow the apple form, and that the highlight is uneven in shape, because the apple skin isn't perfectly smooth.

The finished apple sketch with the outline, the branch and major light details (click to see 1200x1200 resolution).

That's it. The apple sketch is done! Note that you don't need to fill the shadow/highlight with color but only draw the shadow's/hightlight's outline.

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