1. What are the Elements of Art?
2. How can I create a range of value with the shading technique, blending (neatly creating value to show a gradient without VISIBLE directional pencil lines.
3. How do artists produce the illusion of 3-D objects on a 2-D surface?
Mastery Objective(s): The student will…
1. demonstrate his/her understanding of value, mastery of the shading technique, blending, and observational drawing by creating a sketchbook drawing of curled paper or ribbons focusing on gradient value and contrast.
Set-up curled strips of paper or ribbons on a flat surface with a strong light source to create interesting shadows.
Sketch in the paper or ribbons. Focus on placement of the paper/ribbons and outside edges. Sketch in the shadows of the paper/ribbon. And the horizon line if it is present. Draw the whole scene together…not as if they are separate pieces. In observational drawing, you need to look at the relationship and connection of all the objects!!!
How far away is one piece of ribbon from another? Where does the curl intersect the main part of the paper/ribbon?
Begin to use blending to render the medium and dark values. Pay attention to where the highlights are! Leave them the whitest white!!! Then begin to work in the blackest blacks!
a. must use the whole sketchbook page (8×11), if your sketchbook is a different size…smaller: do a 2 page spread with the spirals running in the middle, it looks cool…larger: draw an inset of approximately 8×11 and draw in it with a nice white border around your sketch.
b. must have at least a range of 5-7 values, including the whitest whites and blackest blacks = CONTRAST
c. must use graphite and ebony pencil!
d. must include shadows!
e. must show a STRONG LIGHT SOURCE!
If you need a challenge, try something like this:
If you would like to earn EXTRA CREDIT:
You can do another page with a ribbon(s) using oil pastel to
Samples with color:
Samples of artists that have taken this skill and used it in their work: