For Monday evening we continued with value studies. Our subject was a stack of white, ceramic mugs. The assignment was to render the mugs with full categories of light. Furthermore, students were instructed to activate the negative space around the mugs. The stack of mugs posed a number of challenges: 1. rendering light and form, 2. capturing the gesture of the mugs, and 3. employing an interesting and engaging use of negative areas. One note to remember concerning proportions; mugs are mostly symmetrical (excluding the handle). Start by establishing a central axis line. This will also help with capturing the tilt or angles of the stack. Drawing by Kate Picchi.