Tonally awesome

Levels 3-6

Observe the qualities of light and shadow on Subodh Gupta’s artwork Cow, then make your own viewing frame and practise using tone to draw the light you can see in the world around you.

Learning objectives

  • Identify shadows, midtones and highlights in sculptures or everyday objects
  • Use shading techniques with grey lead pencils to achieve tonal effects
  • Create three or more small observational drawings of a chosen object