Value What is value? Value is how light or dark an object is (or appears to be) Value is one of the Elements of Design
Create contrast – the difference between light and dark Create form – the illusion of 3D shapes Create texture – the surface quality of an object Create variation – using different values to create interest in an art piece; variation in value helps set the mood of the piece
The light face next to the dark background creates contrast
Value creates the sense of eggs on otherwise flat paper
Get a piece of drawing paper, a ruler, and a pencil Create a strip (anywhere on the paper) that is 1 x 7 1 tall 7 long
Use the ruler to divide the box into 1 compartments (Youll have 7)
Use the same process to create two more 1x7 strips Divide the strips into 1 compartments
Youll need: Your 3 drawing pencils Your blending stomp
Starting with the second box of your top strip, create the lightest value you can I recommend going SLOWLY and using your 4H pencil Make it close to white, but a little darker Like this!
Continue this process for each square, making it a little darker than the one before it Your last square should be as dark as you can make it, without pushing hard Dont push so hard you make it shiny or break your pencil, rip your paper, etc.
Blend each square separately! Blend by pressing the stomp to the paper lightly and scrubbing in little circles Try to keep your dividing lines neat Dont scrub your values together!
On your second strip, do the same thing but use the process of hatching and cross- hatching This means to make lines going in one direction (hatching) Or many directions (cross-hatching)
Do the same thing as the last two, but use the value technique of scumbling/scribbling This is a technique where overlapping scribbled lines make value