Reverse value is drawing with light or white mediums on dark backgrounds.
Most of us are used to drawing with darkmaterial on white or lightly colored paper. However, in reverse value, you draw with white/light material on black paper and it does require some getting used to.
We are so used to adding dark values and leaving the lighter values. When we reverse this thinking by drawing with white or light material on black paper, our process is the opposite. Now, we must train our minds to deal with the lighter values and leave the darker values to the tone of the surface.
A principle of art,contrast refers to thearrangement ofopposite elements(light vs. dark colors,rough vs. smoothtextures, large vs.small shapes, etc.) ina piece so as to createvisual interest,excitement anddrama.
You will find an image that has a lot of value changes (lights and darks) or an image that could be interesting against a dark background. You MUST have my approval. You also MUST find more than one image (minimum 2). I will explain why...
Thumbnail sketches are very small, very quick jots of ideas (usually look rather scribbly). This is sort of the brainstorming process, and helps you decide what to crop and zoom in or out on…
ONE OF THE SECRETS OF A GOOD COMPOSITION IS TO HAVE THE NEGATIVE (AS WELL AS THE POSITIVE) SHAPES VARIED AND INTERESTING Pick an image that will allow you to have a lot of value with this reverse value project.
Get my approval to begin on black paper. The DEADLINE to finish this WILL BE NEXT FRIDAY. (If I have to adjust it, I will). IF YOU FINISH ONE REVERSE VALUE BEFORE NEXT FRIDAY, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DO ANOTHER REVERSE VALUE UNTIL THE DEADLINE…I WILL BE NOTING WHO FINISHES WHEN. TAKE YOUR TIME AND APPLY YOURSELF! USE OF CLASSTIME WILL BE PART OFYOUR GRADE.