Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wed. Feb. 23 VALUE: Light and Form

Students made drawings of simple still life arrangements addressing Light and Form - in other words, how value is used to create three dimensional volumes.  Brian Delgado's drawing (top) is a very dynamic and stylized rendering of the categories of light.  The negative areas shoot through the forms like swords whereas the highlights are reminiscent of freshly incised claw marks.  John McDonald's drawing (bottom) focuses on the gradual changes in value as they cross the forms. One of the strength's in John's drawing is the compositional balance and attention to design.  Note how he has incorporated the cast shadows.  The shadows not only attach and enclose the bottom left corner but they also establish a pattern of repeating ovals that arches upwards through the cup handles.

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