Next Wednesday, October 11
Using a full page of your sketchbook, create a tonal value composition with overlapping shapes that run off the page on all sides. There should be no positive or negative spaces that are larger than a thumbprint (That is, your shapes will be relatively small). Fill each positive and negative space with smooth pencil gradations (from light to dark).
(See student examples at the bottom of this page.)
- DO NOT start out too dark. You can always get darker as you work.
- DO shade in one direction only...then shade the opposite direction over that if needed.
- DO shade from light layers to dark to avoid uneven transitions.
- Personal Investment - It looks like you'e spent a good deal of time and care on the drawing.
- Use of entire picture plane
- Many, many small shapes
- SMOOTH TRANSITIONS (GRADATIONS) OF TONAL VALUE
- Good contrast - from very dark to white
- Craft / Technical Quality
- Careful use of graphite pencil. Again, SMOOTH TRANSITIONS!
- Clean Presentation