Practice: Egg Sketches


In this first project, you’ll draw simple eggs with the first four modeling factors: Form Light, Form Shadow, the Terminator, and Cast Shadow.

Materials Needed

  • Paper

  • Pencil

  • Eraser (optional)



  1. Draw a few egg shapes on a sheet of paper.

  2. Draw a terminator ellipse on each egg. 
    (Don't worry about drawing the terminator "correctly", just separate the egg shapes into two halves.)

  3. Shade one half of each egg with a flat tone.

  4. Draw a cast shadow for each egg. 
    (Again, don't worry about getting it right, just estimate it for now.)

  5. Add a flat tone to the cast shadows.

  6. Take a photograph of your sketches.

  7. Share your work on our community platform.

Meet these Challenges

  1. Use the same flat tone for the form shadow area and for the contour/outline.

  2. Draw at least 4 eggs.


This project should take 5-15 minutes to complete.

Common Mistakes


This is not a rendering exercise. Keep it simple: just draw the form light, form shadow, terminator, and cast shadow.

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