Doubt on Lesson 2. Exercise One

12:16 PM, Sunday June 5th 2022

Hi there! First of all I must admit that my mother language is not english and maybe because of that I'm having some troubles to understand this exercise. Well I understand its core wich is to record the shadow and working from that making the object be implicit.

What I don't understand at all is the second part when the exercise, where you should make a graphic like going from black to white. I just cant understand how to fill that scale; I have watched maybe 3 times the video and I just dont get it.

Can some one explain it to me ?

Thanks in advance

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11:48 PM, Sunday June 5th 2022

I am no pro at this but...

I looked at a bunch of homework submissions that had received official feedback. It's all about the shadows created by the forms. I filled in the center portion as best I could. Then moving towards the right I thought about how with more directly light there would be less shadow, then barely any shadow or marks at all when the light is most strong and direct. And then oppositely, to the left as there is more oblique light there will be more darkness, more shadow, and smaller pockets of lit area. I doubt any language issues are the problem. Your English seems absolutely fine. I think it's a thinking and visualizing and building-a-form-only-with-shadows problem, which is to be expected. I know it was hard for me. But it was also fun and rewarding to stretch my brain.

11:39 AM, Monday June 6th 2022

Thank you for the details! Your explanation makes really sens. You got it right I think, now I'll break my brain filling that side!

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