The 8th graders just finished their pen&ink shoe drawings, which came out wonderfully! They first learned and practiced 5 basic techniques for shading with pen&ink: hatching, cross hatching, stippling, contour lines, and scribbling. After making an observational drawing of a sneaker, the shading techniques had to be applied into the shoes. Light, medium, and dark values were encouraged for complete drawings. Inspiration was drawn from MC Escher’s pencil drawings, and from David Macaulay‘s fantastically illustrated books: City; Castle; Mill; Cathedral; etc.
Pen & Ink Sneakers December 6, 2011