Learning Objectives:
  •  Demonstrate skills and techniques learnt previously
  •  Practise skills of drawing in proportion, shading, adding detail and refinement
  •  Practise skills of observation
What you will need: ​​​​​​​
   • Drawing pencils (preferably 2B or 4B)
   • Sketching paper (or your sketchbook)
   • Eraser
   • Ruler
Your Task:
  1. Choose a bottle from the selection in the class room (or find a clear bottle at home). If you don't have access to any bottles, click here to download a picture. However, drawing from a real bottle is preferable.

  2. Produce a detailed drawing of the bottle, considering the following:

       • Accurate outlines / proportions
       • Smooth and varied tonal shading / gradients
       • Close attention to detail (e.g. reflections)
Example drawing:
Extension Activity
If you are confident at drawing you might choose to draw a more challenging bottle. Look at the examples below for inspiration. You should be looking for opportunities to draw more difficult outlines, more varied tonal shading and more detail.
Top Tips
  • Keep your pencils sharp and hold them at a shallow angle to the page to avoid 'scribble lines' appearing
  • Check your proportions are accurate before adding detail or tonal shading
  • Try to add as much detail as you can
  • Rest your wrist on a scrap piece of paper to prevent unwanted smudging
Examples of previous students' drawings:
What have each of these students done well in their drawings and what might they have improved on?