Value: Shading Forms
Spheres, Cylinders, Cubes and Cones
- understand VALUE added to shapes (2D) can create illusion of form in drawings (3D)
- learn that shading adds depth, contrast and even movement in a drawing by capturing shadows and highlights
- observe how light and shadow appear on an sphere
- create forms by using shading on shapes
Value The lightness or darkness of tones or colors. White is the lightest value; black is the darkest. The value halfway between these extremes is called middle gray.
Shape to Form
Shadow can make a circle a sphere or a square a cube. Learning to see and examine the way light reflects off an object is a trick to seeing like an artist.
Shading Light and Form - Basics
Parts of Shadows
Lets break down the parts of a shadow and then try to see this for ourselves using flashlights.
Kinds of Shading
There are several methods of shading. We have used some smudging in here by blending with a paper towel. Cross contour lines lead to lines that are similar to cross hatching. Here are some other examples of different kinds of shading:
Turn Shapes into Forms using VALUE to create an illusion of 3D on a 2D surface. Use the pressure of pencil to create a range of values. Create the following forms:
- Value Scale
You may try any of the different kins of shading you see illustrated above.