Drawing Exercise Step 1

Begin the exercise by using an HB pencil and drawing the basic shapes of the books. Keep the lines fairly light so they won't be difficult to cover with added drawing and shading.

Notice how simple the first drawing is. The line angles indicate the shapes of the books, angles of pages and the way they are stacked. This planning step is very important as these basics will control the lights and shadows.



Step 2

In this step, add the chain noting the way it drapes from the book to the table. Draw guidelines for the book content areas and suggest the two mountain tops.

Step 3

Use the same HB pencil and sketch in the two main elipses that make up the open pocket watch. Indicate smaller elipses for the face and inside cover. Lightly indicate the hand positions.

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