Actually, they’re called spheres. But “balls” is so much more fun to say.
So, I have to apologize to Mark. I just couldn’t find the time to give him his 20-30 minutes a day the last couple of days. Too busy. However, I jumped back in the saddle this morning and got started with “Lesson 1 – The Sphere”. Mr. Kistler tells me about light sources and shadows.
Playing with my pencil on the paper and above the paper, I do see what he’s talking about with these cast shadows. Eventually I feel a little silly as my daughter inquisitively watches what I’m doing and then quickly goes back to the much more interesting Disney Channel show she’s watching.
I think I’m ready and I lay out my first “sphere” (or as I like to say ball (heehee)) and it does resemble an actual circle. Maybe I do possess some artistic ability. I start screwing around with my shadow and a bit of shading. I blend with my finger as he suggests and low-and-behold, it’s not terrible.
In fact it was kind of fun. So I did it again. And again. And then again…..a couple more times for good measure and wallah! I present you with my balls!!