graphite study of a cherry

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This is the contour drawing done with a #B pencil

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Using the same #B, I rendered the light side in one  continuous tone being sure to save the high light a little bigger than I saw it. Then I used #2B to indicate the shadow side in one continuous tone, several steps darker than the light side.

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This is the finished drawing. Notice that I did not lighten  the shadow side to indicate the reflected light, rather I only darkened the core shadow which makes the reflected light appear lighter than originally done.

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This is what the camera saw.

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