| Straight and convex lines in Recumbent Sheep by a Fence, c. 1655|
In rendering the light and shade on the leg, Dujardin is careful to add reflected light on the shadow side of the leg (see detail below). This depiction of light bouncing up from the ground was probably not evident when Dujardin was observing the sheep in its real setting but it is needed as a graphic aid to portraying the structure of the leg.
|Reflected light in Recumbent Sheep by a Fence, c. 1655|
|Giving the suggestion of weight to Recumbent Sheep by a Fence, c. 1655|