This week, we look at the Essential Element of Art called Value.


Terms used in this element (hover on word for definition):

  • Tint
  • Shade
  • Tone
  • Contrast

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Value Worksheet


Learning objectives

  • master cross-hatching technique
  • overlapping in drawing
  • placement of shadows
  • value study
  • creative design

RibbonValueWorksheet (credit link)

ribbon design

Learning objectives

  • Control pressure while shading
  • Value gradation
  • Shading techniques (hatching, crosshatching, or blending)
  • Manipulate value to achieve an illusion of depth

pencil shading

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