Last night we began our studies in Value: the gradations between light and dark. Value may be used to create three-dimensionality, address the categories of light, time of day. It may also be used for dramatic effect; dark values are ominous while lighter values tend to be more uplifting or cheerful. The first project is to draw an abstract design of large and small shapes possibly a face. All the shapes are then filled subjectively with course values and smooth values employing additive and reductive techniques.