Breadth Assignment 10

Shadow Painting

Shadows create contrast in what we see. They can be a dynamic entity in and of themselves.
Learning Targets:

  • I can create a painting in which a shadow is the focal point.
  • I can use painting media to create a piece of artwork.
  • I can use the Rule of Third to format my composition for maximum interest.
  • I can focus in on a subject and fill the space effectively.


  • You must have a shadow holding a prominent position of interest.
  • You must include a portion or part of your subject (what is casting the shadow)
  • You must cover the entire surface of your artboard. White space should be carefully considered and used only to enhance the composition.

Sketchbook Work:


  • Rule of Thirds
  • Focal Point
  • Painting Media (list types of materials included in a painting category)


Find an interesting angle and get close.

See examples; do not copy!


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