April 26, 2018

V - Visual Value and LINE

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With our pencils, our valuable tool we will use our lines to make volume, the light and shadows we view on objects. We are venturing to add mass to shapes to render 3-D, which will add more space to our drawings than just a background with textured shapes floating on top. Remember, we did an exercise depicting gray variations for colors with our pencil.  Now we are going to shade the shapes.

Always outside and inside there is a source of light, the sun, moon, stars, lights, car lights, street lights and all the various lights inside our house visible on shapes and also causing shadows. Shadows are seen first and tell us where the light source exists. There is flat light produced by many sources light on an object and no direct source. We want a direct, vigorous, bright light source to composed our point of view, we own what happens in our art, or hope we do. Accidents happen and sometimes for more significant value.

Observe light, where is it vibrant bright and where does it slowly vanish? The vastness can be overwhelming. How are the colors affected, the tones, tints, and shades? How to portray all of the contrasts? To show values or just not worry about massing objects. Remember we are the organizer of our picture and can show our version from our viewpoint, which causes variation and magic in art. We are all different, which makes our works unique, vibrate and valued for what we share as visible. The viewer is a visitor to our vivid, rich world.

ASSIGNMENT for V:  On pages 30, we are to draw values with our pencils. Make five shapes of various sizes flat or 3-D. The circle is excellent all round and no angle, I like the triangle which has only three sides, and a bottom, we see two. A cube has six sides; we only see three more of a challenge.  At the left or top or right edge of a piece of paper or in the sketchbook on pages 30 draw a light, sun, or flashlight, the light source shining on our shapes making to show volume. Make the values of light and darkness on the shapes and the shadows. Remember, practice is the virtue here, the more we do, the more we see, and our brain, hand, and figures work to make visible our view to the observer. 

Send assignment via the 'ART for DRAWN LINES' message on this page. I will send the email address for you to include your drawing, titles with the letter V, which I will post on this blog.

Also, any comments, suggestions, other observations, or ideas are welcome. Art is to share; we are all artists and creative.

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