It’s time for Let’s Draw at Home Together.
You may sometimes feel depressed when staying home for a long time.
But in order to avoid giving the disease to someone else or contracting the disease of course… …let’s stay home and draw together.
The object we’re drawing today isa very common fruit.
We’re drawing an apple.
Drawing something very simple is perfect for learning basic drawing skills.
For that purpose, it will be useful for the students who want to improve their grades in art.
The tools we are using are a pencil as usual… …and an eraser.
As well as soft paper.
Just a little tiny piece of it will do.
Let’s get started then.
So we’re drawing an apple today.
Here is the object.
Apples have a lot of varieties, and the shapes vary as well.
Let’s just draw the shape of an apple first.
Form the shape by drawing a circle clockwise and counterclockwise.
Don’t worry if the shape is a little distorted.
Lightly shade the apple with the pencil.
The light is shining from the top… …like this.
So the upper side of the apple is light.
Let’s shade it first.
Lines over lines like this.
This is to remind yourselfthat this is the top of the apple.
And then this is the vertical side of the apple.
This is not the top.
So that’s what you need to do.
Doesn’t it feel like you are drawing a box? Yes, you actually need to grasp the appleas a box.
I’m shading the apple to distinguish the vertical sidefrom the horizontal side.
…Now I’m shading the vertical side.
See how I’m darkening the vertical sidemore and more? See the horizontal side and vertical side? You can see the difference between them.
Now let’s make it look more three-dimensional.
I’ll divide the vertical side into two.
Draw a diagonal line… …to divide it into right and left sides.
Because the sun shines from the top left, the right vertical side of the appleshould be darker.
Thrust the pencil against the paper and make it really dark.
I’m sorry I have added so much strengththat the easel shook.
It might have made it difficult for youto see on the screen.
Press the pencil hard to shade this side… …in this way.
See how it’s becoming darker and darker? Put your strength into the pencil andadd more lines over lines… …to make it dark.
This will help young school studentsimprove their drawing skills.
Note that the bottom side is a little light.
This is because the sun bounces back from the ground and lights the area.
Drawing an apple is really goodfor learning basic skills.
In order to make it look rounder… …lightly shade a small area on the other side.
See how it look rounder? …this way? But it still looks like a box, doesn’t it? That’s the important point.
You shouldn’t draw it as a smoothly round objectjust because it’s round.
It’s important to understand and draw a round object as a cube like a box.
Well then… Because an apple is smaller around the bottom, make it darker toward the bottom.
See this? The bottom is darker.
Doesn’t it look a lot more three-dimensional? Push the pencil hard to shade.
This is a basic skill for drawing… …three-dimensional objects.
Now it looks three-dimensional.
Now draw the shape of the bottom of the apple.
Drawing three hills today.
Then lightly shade the area with the pencil.
Well, what do you think? It’s looking really good.
Now the top.
It’s called the stem end.
I’ll first draw the indented spotwhere the stem grows.
Draw this… …then this left side should be shadier because the sun shines from the left.
Strongly… …by leaving pencil marks.
See? Now you can see a hole.
This is important.
Hard and clear.
With pencil lines.
Now you have a stem dent.
Maybe I’ll shade the darker side darker.
Now I’m adding light.
With an eraser… …create something called a “highlight”.
It shows where the most sun-lit spot is.
Yes, that’s good.
This is the highlight.
Now another spot here in the same manner.
One area around the dent right here.
Make a highlight here.
It will reinforce the presence of the dent.
See? These are the keys.
They make the object look really like an apple.
Now let’s add a stem here.
It should look like this.
Draw it strongly.
So that’s the stem.
It looks like an apple all of a sudden.
I should make it look rounder.
I may prefer it rounder.
But it’s all up to you.
See how it’s taking a three-dimensional shape? How are you, little kids? Are you drawing an apple as well? What about you, elementary school kids? If you are a middle or high school student, take it as an art class… …learning how to representthree-dimensional objects.
Remember it’s darker toward the bottom.
It’s also a nice idea to add rounding lineslike these.
Now that the apple is coming along, let’s draw the shadow on the ground.
First draw horizontal lines.
Lightly add more horizontal lines overthe already-drawn lines.
Make it darker right here where the apple comes into contactwith the ground.
Extend the dark area a little over to this side.
Good! Doesn’t it look like the apple is placedon the ground? Then take a piece of soft paper… …lightly rub the shady side of the apple… …to soften the pencil lines.
Ease the lines on the shady side… …and make them look softer.
Into dim gray.
The shadow on the ground as well.
Rub it to make it look dim.
Well, it looks good.
Now what about this? Does it have the air of an apple? How’s everyone doing? Well? So that’s it! So that’s an apple.
What do you think? Does your apple look nice and round? I hope little kids had fun drawing an applewith mom and dad.
Let’s get together and draw again.
Thank you for joining me today!Stay home!.