Colour and Natural Forms
The colour of an image can create a mood, a feeling
You are going to experiment with changing the
colours of a simple Natural Form image.
1. Divide the next single or double page of
your sketchbook into either three or
four sections. It is up to you how you
2. Choose one of the fruits and draw a
simple line drawing of a close-up
section of it into the first box in your
3. Repeat this drawing into your other
two or three boxes. You can use tracing
paper to do this if you wish.
Adding colour to your drawings
Look carefully at the colours you can see in your
fruit add different layers of colour to show
different tones and textures.
1. Create a minimum of three
repeated drawings of a section of
fruit in your sketchbook.
2. Add the title: ‘Colour Schemes’
Use either watercolour or normal
coloured pencil to add colour. You
must use shade, tone and texture in
3. Shade one section using the actual
colours you can see in the fruit and
use the colour theory to decide
on the other sections. For example
you could use cool colours,
complimentary colours or