Layers + Holes
Create a 4+ layer abstract design with an illusion of depth by applying different values.
Think of a stack of 4 sheets of paper with large cutouts.
Each sheet (layer) creates its own drop shadow, each layer is slightly darker in value as you go from the top to the bottom.
Step By Step Process:
Shade inside each shape.
Start at the edge (incorporate the outline into the shading).
Value should be placed from dark (at the edge) to mid-value - to light - and to fade
The transition from dark to light (fading or "drop-shadow effect) - should be between 1/2" and 1".
If you shade too dark - use an eraser to lighten the area.
Please take your time!
Apply drop shadows to the 2nd layer's shapes in the same manner as you did on the first layer.
Use a piece of paper to cover a portion of you drawing to protect it from smudging.
2nd layer's shading should extend all the way to the first layer's outlines.