Complete last week's assignment as a tonal value landscape drawing with a wide range of tonal values, using a set of drawing pencils or a single ebony pencil.
- Organize the observable world into a strong composition
- Indicate the light source through your use of tonal value.
- Indicate the effects of atmospheric perspective. Distinguish foreground, middle-ground, and background through changes in the level of contrast, detail and texture.
- Improve observational accuracy
- Improve rendering of three-dimensional form
- Improve ability to concentrate on the big picture rather than small details
- Graphite (pencil set - Use B, 2B, 4B, and 6B pencils, or an ebony pencil)
- Pencil sharpener
- Sketchbook (11 x 14", 60 lb. paper)
- Last week's line drawing
- Make this a "portfolio-worthy" drawing.
Examples of student work and masterworks can be found at this link.
- Design of the page - Organization of the landscape
- Realism of atmospheric perspective
- Realism of the landscape and its parts - Are they convincing?
Self Critique Questions
As you draw, ask yourself if you are doing the following (You should be!):
- Consider the entire page as a composition.
- Indicate that some forms have different tonal values than others.
- Indicate the effects of the light source