Last night, we began exploring the various applications for creating values and textures in charcoal. The instructions were to create a design of large and small shapes that fills the entire paper. The image should be one of total fragmentation. The techniques include: 1. flat values 2. modulated values 3. smeared values 4. course values 5. reductive drawing 6. combined techniques (such as smeared base with course tones over the top). The drawing above is unfinished but you can see that Stephany has established a strong base over the entire picture plane. From here, it is all about fine tuning and strengthening the composition through rhythms and similarity.