Last night students made drawings addressing the Local Values of three objects as well as the Categories of Light. Local Value refers to the quantity of lightness or darkness an object exhibits. The still life consisted of one dark object, one medium value, and one light. Stevie's drawing above is well balanced to the proportions of the page. She has very skillfully handled the graphite medium addressing the variations in tone concerning light and surface reflections alike.
Grant's drawing exhibits a much starker quality of light due to the high contrast in value. The black funnel is particularly well drawn. He has very effectively rendered the categories of light while maintaining the integrity of the local value.