Basic Shapes, Continued
Air painting spheres accents their roundness. Build up the tones on spheres
gradually. Use short strokes in both directions as longer strokes on curved
surfaces are hard to control. Curve your strokes to match the roundness of
the sphere. When air painting spheres, progress from light to dark tones.
Highlights on spheres should remain white.
To airbrush spheres:
Draw a dark outline of a circle. Cover this drawing with frisket.
Remove the frisket from the circle.
Apply a light tone around the edge of the sphere allowing the spray
to overlap the frisket.
Carry this tone up from the bottom of the sphere leaving the
highlight as white as possible.
Apply a darker tone to the lower right side a short distance from the
Apply the same dark tone across the bottom and up the left side
overlapping the frisket.
Apply a darker tone to the top of the sphere off the edge of the
frisket and the-lower right side. Continue to create a crescent of
dark tone near the bottom of the sphere.
Once dry, remove the frisket.
Clean up the drawing and add touch-ups or details by hand with a
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