Today we are going to learn how to draw reflective objects. For the class we have two juicy apples on the table. As many an artist has found out - drawing apples is not as easy as you initially think. Because the skin is reflective it messes around with the normal roundings we would see on say a peach or tennis ball. If you don't know the secrets of how to draw reflective objects your apples end up looking flat.
Obviously it is not just apples that are reflective, just look around you where you are sitting now and see how many reflective objects you can see. Some are very reflective, others are only slightly reflective, but reflective none the less. In today's class you will learn the secrets used to draw reflective objects correctly.
We start off the class with feedback from the previous class. This includes one of the most common problem areas artists face - how to draw ovals correctly, irrespective of which angle you are looking at it from.
I will then show you what makes reflective objects like apples so difficult to draw. You will learn what to look out for and what to ignore while drawing.
You will learn how to deal with apples that have a stripy texture on the skin.
I show you which are the correct directions in which to draw so that you can create the illusion of a round object.
We learn how to correctly build up a smooth shiny surface using layers.
You will also see how to show the reflection on the apple correctly.
I then show how to correctly add the fine detail, like the dots, to the apple
Next you will learn how to draw the stems so that it looks like you have drawn every single detail on the rough stem.