VALUE. Creating the illusion of depth. Value = the lightness or darkness of an area or object. The value scale goes from pure white to pure black. Color contains values…going from light to dark. Highlight (catch light) = the area on the object where the light hits directly…lightest value.
Creating the illusion of depth
Value contrast can be used to create a focal point (area of emphasis) in your work.
Value contrast is very important…placing lights against darks enhances contrast and adds interest and variety to your work.
Remember…heavy outlines flatten an image. Create edges through value changes…not dark lines.
Value is used to create the illusion of depth…flat shapes (2-D) take on the appearance of form (3-D) and seem to come off the paper
Examples of value contrast and the illusion of form on a flat surface. Some images appear to have shallow depth and others seem deeper.
Its all about where the light is coming from…the dark side and cast shadows are on the opposite side.
Sketchbook for class – this is required…may be an actual artist sketchbook or a notebook with unlined AND lined paper. NO LOOSE SHEETS ACCEPTED!
Portfolio for class – this is made from a sheet of large posterboard folded in half…ALL WORK IS TO BE STORED IN THIS FOR THE YEAR…don’t take artwork home. YOU’LL NEED YOUR PIECES HERE FOR THE COMMON DISTRICT ASSESSMENTS we have to take.
PENCILS…have several EVERY DAY IN CLASS
ERASER…have extras…you’ll use this a lot