I found this project online and created a powerpoint to provide step by step instructions for my students. This project is not my own and is an online project (I do not have the details for the original site but am giving credit to that source indirectly :) )
We are going to pretend the light is coming from the LEFT.Step 2. Add a curved line to the right side ofthe circle.Fill in the crescent moon shapedark.
Step 3. Draw another light curved line, smaller this time like the hole inan olive. Leaving left side white, shadefrom dark to light in the middle shape.This shows the HIGHLIGHT! Wherethe light is directly hitting!
Step 4. To add a shadow, make an ovalstarting at center of bottom of the sphere.Fill in dark. Remember, the shadow is on the opposite side of the highlight!
Now that wehave learnedhow to drawspheres, let’s start ourproject called FLOATING SPHERES!
Well start with a small square (probably 5" X 5"), make a vanishing pointand then extendwavy (or straight)sections outward to color.
Next well make some spheres using pencil and crayon. You can make the shadows if it helps you, but we are going to cut them out without the shadows so you will be cutting the shadows off if you do.
Well cut them out and gluethem on our initial square.
Next place your squarerandomly on your larger paper andextend a fewof your black rays and change theblack ray to a color ray.
AWESOME WORK! VOILA! You are finished! You learned how to draw a shaded sphere, draw lines from a one point perspective, and how to make floating spheres!