Value is probably THE MOST important concept to any artist. You will use it in monochromatic(black and white) and to be successful in color, you will use it even more. We will spend day one on this value scale worksheet.
Week 3 (Art 2/Drawing) SHATTERED VALUES
Project #3: Shattered Values (start on Thursday, due on Wednesday, Feb. 4th) *See Rubric Below 1. Select a subject of which you can make a contour line drawing. Focus on a single object, such as a car, insect, person or fish. 3. "Shatter" the subject in some way by breaking it up with lines or shapes or patterns of some sort. These lines will overlap your first drawing. (There are numerous methods you could use…be creative. Think of various ways that lines break up objects: shattered glass, wavy lines of water, spiral lines as seen on a snail shell, geometrical divisions of shapes.) The objective is to create more shapes in your drawing, like a giant puzzle. (Look at examples of Cubism for inspiration.) 5. In your drawing, focus on each individual shape you have created, and apply the entire range of value (from black to light gray) in each shape. Proceed from shape to shape, deciding which part should be the richest black and which should be the lightest gray. Sometimes you may want to alternate from one shape to the next. You may also want to vary the direction of your shading inside your object from that outside your object in order to emphasize it. 6. Fill the entire paper with values, including positive shapes of the object and negative background shapes. 7. Critique your work. Compare and contrast to cubist work studied.