Sunday, November 20, 2011
HOW TO DRAW HALF AN APPLE IN MS WORD PART 4
MICROSOFT WORD DRAWING PROJECT No. 30 PART 4
TITLE: HOW TO DRAW HALF AN APPLE IN MS WORDTYPE: STILL LIFE DIGITAL DRAWING
(C) HOW TO COLOUR IT?
Make use of the Gradient effects in the Shape Fill group. Experiment with the Light Gradient Variations and Dark Gradient Variations to get the desired effects.
(D) THE STILL LIFE COMPOSITION
I have created a simple still life composition with the half apple image to demonstrate that digital drawings can be combined with photographic images to create visual art compositions. I snapped a picture of the marble table top at the angle of 45° which is actually the proper angle for perspective view. I then pasted the illustration onto the photographic image. You can see that the half apple is viewed below you eye level. Don’t forget to add some shadow effects to make it look more realistic. Notice that I've used value contrasts in this composition. When a darker colour object like the apple is placed on something with a lighter colour, say, a piece of yellow coloured paper, the object with the darker colour stands out or seems more vivid, and vice versa. The knowledge of Basic Colour Theory is useful because it can be applied in fine art and graphic design to produce wonderful works of art. You’ll find terminology such as Colour Wheel, Spectrum, Hue, Primary Colours, Secondary Colours, Tertiary Colours, Value, Harmonic Colours, Complementary Colours, Colour Intensity, Warm and Cool Colours, Neutral Colours, and so on.
I love to use landscape or seascape scenery pictures as background for PowerPoint slides. Since the picture above is a bit darker, the used of Dark Blue which is also of a darker value for the text is not suitable because it doesn’t stand out from the background. A PowerPoint presentation with obscure text is the last thing we want, right?
The picture above has a lighter value and therefore the used of Dark Blue which is of a darker value for the text is suitable because it stands out from the background. A PowerPoint presentation with vivid text is just the thing that we want.