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Continue building shading values using
the point and side of the HB pencil. Keep in mind that the landscape
and lettering on the book pages are in perspective. They are lying
flat and are receding into the composition away from you. Draw
in the watch chain and clock face. Use angle strokes to suggest
a shine on the open watch case and develop the shadow it casts
on the book. Shape a kneaded eraser into a point and lighten some
areas on the side of the books and in the shadows. Then...use
a 2B pencil to add the final darks in the shadows. Notice that
no shadow is solid black. It is very important to be able to see
textures within shadows. This adds to the realism of the drawing.
I hope you have enjoyed this exercise.
Try the painting exercise also. It's great fun! The main thing
is to relax and simply enjoy the doing of them.