Last Wednesday students had the option of working within a circular format (tondo) or a rectangle. The circular format creates a more intense focus on the objects as well as changing the dynamics of the negative space. Notice how the approach of touching or activating two to three sides of a format still applies. Ashley's drawing at the top is rich with contrasting values as well as exhibiting strong attention to the local values. Ian has opted for the rectangle and emphasizing the light patterns instead of the volumes of the forms. And Megan has applied the hatching technique at various lengths achieving even gradations. Of particular note in her drawing is the background pattern complete with a gradation.