Value refers to the gradations of light and dark. Class began with the creation of a value scale (white, black and eight shades of gray). We also discussed additive, reductive and smeared drawing techniques. From there students made drawings of fragmented portraits or abstract designs of large and small shapes. These shapes were then filled with modulated values, flat values and the various textures achieved by application and manipulation of the charcoal. Here are some progress pics. Next week, I'll post the finished results.