Students are creating two still life drawings of marshmallows. One on white paper with black charcoal, and one on black paper with white charcoal. Students are using view finders to help crop in and make an interesting composition as well as measuring techniques using their pencil as a measuring tool to find accurate proportions.
The students are working on their Altered book VALUE 2 page spread. Today they will pick a portrait from a magazine and rip out the center section. This section they will replace with a value drawing. Students will be using a range of shading pencils from ebony, HB, and 2H to get very dark and very light value ranges. Students will then glue the magazine portrait into their altered book and decorate the altered book with black and white values for the rest of the 2 page spread. Students must also include the title: Value and its definition: lightness and darkness in a work of art. See the sample below for more ideas.
We are beginning our second production assignment, Geometric Form Study Value drawing. We will be using a view finder, our pencil as a measuring tool, and creating values based on the small geometric form still-life in class.
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