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  • Drawing and VALUE
  • VALUE: relative degree of light or dark Martha Alf oil painting
  • Local Value Objects intrinsically have lighter or darker color--their “local value”; artists look for a range of values within color, created by reflected light or by shadow.
  • A black-and-white drawing can show the range of values from darkest to lightest, regardless of color. Portrayal of how a form’s surface “catches” or reflects light can reveal it as a three-dimensional form in space.
  • Giorgio Moran Hatching and cross-hatching create shading to show space (dimension) creating variety of darker and lighter surfaces.
  • The arrangement of shapes of darker or lighter values (and of shapes and negative shapes) is a fundamental aspect of creating a composition.
  • Chiaroscuro The interplay of dark and light values in a composition, especially for dramatic effect. Leonardo Da Vinci
  • What are some uses of value in a composition? • Contrasting values create separation and definition of form. • Arrangement of areas of darker or lighter value create structure or balance in the composition. • Value contrasts can be used for dramatic, emotional effect; value qualities (light, dark or intermediate) can evoke a particular mood or atmosphere. • Differing values may portray SPACE, as darker and lighter values indicate how light hits a 3-d surface, and how shadows are cast by an object.
  • Jose Alberto Gomez In drawings on white paper, the lightest value (white) is often portrayed by the reserved white of the paper.
  • Martha Alf (graphite)
  • White chalk on black paper can also create a range of values --where darkest value is the paper color. Bettye Burgoyne
  • On a mid-toned paper, black and white chalk can create the darkest and lightest values; the paper contributes an intermediate value. The following slides are examples of the use of black and white chalks on midtoned paper. Paul Cadmus
  • Lori Schkufza
  • Albrecht Durer Note that “grays” (or mid-tone values) are not created by mixing black and white, but by the paper color itself, as well as lighter shadings of white or black.
  • Francois Boucher
  • Edgar Degas
  • Drapery Studies
  • William Blake
  • Odilon Redon
  • John Currin