With the clocks going back for the end of British Summer Time on Sunday, this week’s theme is everything getting darker.
If you are tempted to have a go, please share your drawings with us! We would love to see them. Email them to Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come back next Wednesday to see what new objects Beth has chosen.
This week’s additional ideas:
- Use an angle poise lamp to create dark and light on a subject that you want to explore. Try moving the lamp around in different positions so that the light shows different depths on the object.
You could use a black piece of paper (pastel paper is great for this, but any will do) with a white coloured pencil, or pastel to sketch the highlights you can see on the subject, leaving the black paper as the shadows.
An example of famous chiaroscuro is: The Deposition of Christ by Caravaggio, or Allegory, Boy Lighting Candle in Company of Ape and Fool by El Greco
- Create a page of different lighting devices you can find ie lampshades / torches / streetlamps / candle sticks (and holders). The more the merrier!
Beth Burr, Museum Support Officer