After studying values and intensities, the girls help set up a dramatic backdrop for their self portraits which they will soon render in charcoal.
Students continue to study the face and explore the dry medium of charcoal and all its properties.
Students have moved quickly into studying the proportions of the human face and began to analyze and draw enlarged versions of their own facial features.
The girls were amazed to know that something as common as charcoal could be used to create more intense values in their drawings. They were taught how to properly pull the dust of charcoal to form value in simple shapes.
After learning about using pencil pressure to create value, students find branches around the compound to study the and complete a nature drawing with added highlights and shadows.
Students use simple shapes in found objects to complete a still life drawing.