VALUE to Describe Light
For this week I want you to copy the image in the photograph using pencil to create all the values that you see, including the background. Please use a larger format at least 5″x5″ or the whole page!
This assignment should take at least 30 minutes to an hour to complete effectively…we are stepping up the game a bit in the 2nd quarter…I know you can do it!
Cylinders, cones, and organic volumes change gradually from light to dark over their surfaces, while cubes, pyramids, and other angular forms change abruptly from light to dark on their surfaces. that is, their planes are emphasized by light.
Light as it falls over a form can be reduced to six categories:
– core of shadow
– reflected light
– cast shadow
You can watch this video on shading to see how to use a pencil to do this:
Here is another short video on turning shapes into forms using value:
And one more video…this artist is very good at shading….you can learn a lot by watching this one…he also speaks about following the contours of the form with your marks or brushstrokes!