Tag Archives: Value

February 19

Blue(s)?

Since my class a few years ago, where I was introduced to the “scribble” technique of layering marks, I clip random people out of magazines based on facial planes and easy-to-understand-values. Then, fishing them out again, I wonder who they are. Something about the emotion of this woman says to me opera singer or blues […]

February 09

Line That Divides

  This was preliminary homework for working with light and form. We were to trace over the line that divides light from dark on a few black and white photocopies of the lovely PDF photos from the site and color in the shadow shapes.  I decided to use my much loved gel pens and then, […]

January 21

Long (right) Legged Lady

This is my first homework assignment that is for posting to the online critique gallery. In spite of all my usual proportion and scale issues, I feel good about this drawing. It’s the most complex drawing I’ve done. Usually when things aren’t  working out because of a sorry foundation, and I’ve over-committed and don’t have […]

January 01

Mark Making

A quiet beginning. The focus was something I know I struggle with: value. Everything drifts into mid-tones. So undoubtably I’m looking forward to guidance on value control in line pressure and shading (the former I’d never even considered) … I just hate the harshly lit cones and spheres that I fear await me. The surprise was […]