# San Mateo College Week 4 Composition and Value Study Exercise

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Assignment #4 (week 4): Composition and Value Study
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Due Sunday by 11:59pm
Points 100
Available until May 3 at 11:59am
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Exercise #1 – Value: the value scale and shading techniques. (20 points)
The value scale shows a range from white to black with gray values in between. The number of boxes in the scale
can vary, but the grays should become lighter or darker in regular intervals. This class will take this scale and
break it up into 5 and 10 values. In future classes, you may work more with 9-step or even 25-step value scales.
Drawing #1 (two pages) – work with drawing paper; use your drawing pencil, and a ruler and draw TEN,
5-inch x 1-inch rectangles, 5 per page, space them evenly on the page. Label each box accordingly based on
the technique used. These two pages will be your guides for future drawings.
1. Divide the first rectangle into 1-inch boxes like the five-step value scale. Shade the boxes to match the
five-step value scale. Notice in the boxes, you see black, dark gray, medium gray, light gray, to white.
(The darkest values (numbers 4 and 5) use 4B (6B) weight pencils. The middle value (number 3)
used B or 2B weight pencils. The lightest value (number 2) use an HB weight pencil.)
YES, you don’t need to do anything with the value 1 – it’s white, but you need a box for it.
2. Create the ten-step value scale. Divide the second rectangle into ½ half inch wide rectangles. There
will be ten of the shapes. Use only 2B pencil and shade the boxes to match the ten-step value scale
by applying different pressure. Notice in the scale below, there is a progression from black to white,
with evenly distributed gray values in between white and black.
3. Using graphite pencils, create a blended value scale box, no division line necessary. Notice the
scale is blended evenly. (If you want you can use your blending stump to help you make the
transition seamless.) Make a value scale with solid shading in which darker values are created by
applying more pressure, or by going over the same area multiple times.
4. Draw a 5 step value scale with charcoal pencils. (the same instructions as for #1)
5. Using charcoal pencils, create a blended value scale, no division line necessary. (the same
instructions as for #3)
6. Work with ink pen. Create a 5-step value scale HATCHING value scale. Hatching is lots of single
lines. Make lines closer together to make dark areas and lines further apart to make the lighter areas.
Work with ink pen.
7. Work with ink pen. Create a 5 step value CROSS HATCHING value scale. Cross hatching is lots of
lines that cross (it is very similar to hatching except the lines crisscross). Make many cross hatching
lines closer together to make dark areas and cross hatching lines further apart to make the lighter
areas.
8. Work with ink pen. Create a 5 step value STIPPLING value scale. Stippling is lots of little dots. Make
dots closer together to make dark areas and lighter dots further apart to make the lighter areas.
9. Work with ink pen. Create a 5 step RANDOM MARK value scales. Just remember whatever mark
you use it should be an even progression from Dark (Black) to Light (White).
10. Take 2 of the techniques you have used so far and combine them to create a value scale. (Have fun
with this one.)
Exercise #2 – Value studies of a single object with intense light source . (60 points)
This project will reinforce the skill that you just learned. Expect to spend 8-10 h.
You will create 3 drawing using one small object and use at least 5 tonal values between black and white. Use
intense light source. You can use the same object or different ones for each drawing.
Work on a mixed-media paper portrait format. Each drawing will be done on a separate page, but will follow the
same guidelines.
What to do:
1. Use light pencil and a ruler and draw a 5×5″ box on the upper part of the page, keep 1.5-2″ margin from the
top. This box will be your picture plane.
2. Take pictures of the object(s), you will submit them as reference. DO NOT WORK FROM THE IMAGE.
3. Below the box make 3-4 thumbnails of the object, find the best, most interesting view point. (If you have more
experience, you can zoom in, crop the object and use the whole picture plane.) If you’ve never done this
before, draw the whole object, it should occupy 60- 70% of the picture plane.
Drawing #2: Subtractive Drawing
Use the softest charcoal pencil that you have and apply
it on the paper, then lightly rub into the paper with a
soft rag or cotton cloth or paper stump.
The intention is to create an overall base tone that is
approximately a middle value. This is the starting point
for your drawing, and it requires that you approach
your observation of value a little differently than you do
Drawing With The Eraser
when working with an additive drawing process.
(Watch the video before you start working.)
Drawing #3: Tonal Drawing with Graphite Pencils
For this drawing use a variety of pencils of different
techniques that we learned so far to create
proportions.
DO NOT USE CONTINUOUS CONTOUR LINES
When you are done with the basic structure start
DO NOT OUTLINE ANYTHING
Drawing #4: Tonal Drawing with Ink Pen
invisible, they will just be your guidelines.
Chose only one from the following techniques, either
hatching, cross-hatching or stippling. You must stay
with the same technique from the beginning till the
end.
Take your time, go slow, you can’t go back and fix
mistakes. This is the downside of working with ink.
4. After finishing each drawing, take a good photo. If you have a scanner feel free to use it.
5. The same as before submit 150 word self-reflection.
6. This time I’ll be more critical regarding the quality of the photographs. Review the page on how to take good
pictures , how to crop, how to adjust light of the photos.
7. Add all the images of your work and reference images in chronological order.
If you have any questions, or need help with this project, we can go over each technique during office hours.
Have fun drawing!
Assignment #4 – Study of Tonal Values
Criteria
Exercise #1 – Value: the
techniques
Ratings
20 to >15.0 pts
Excellent Work
15 to >10.0 pts
Good Work
10 to >0.0 pts
Satisfactory
0 pts
No Marks
The value scale shows a
range from white to black
with gray values in
between.
The student will complete
10 value scales using
different mediums: graphite
pencils, charcoal pencils
and ink pens.
Value studies will fulfill the
requirements including
materials, approach and
time on task as described in
the module’s Assignment
page.
The drawing of value
scale shows a perfect
range from white to
black. All 10 value
scale drawings were
completed using
appropriate mediums:
graphite pencils,
charcoal pencils and
ink pens. Value
studies fulfill the
requirements including
materials, approach
described in the
module’s Assignment
page.
The drawing of value scale
shows a good range of
values from white to black.
Some of the 10 value scale
drawings were completed
using appropriate mediums:
graphite pencils, charcoal
pencils and ink pens. But
more attention should be
paid to the quality of overall
work. Value studies fulfill the
requirements including
materials, approach and
time on task as described in
the module’s Assignment
page.
The drawing of value scale
doesn’t show a good range of
values from white to black.
Majority of the 10 value scale
drawings were completed using
appropriate mediums: graphite
pencils, charcoal pencils and
ink pens. Much more attention
should be paid to the quality.
Overall quality of work needs to
be improved. Value studies
almost fulfill the requirements
including materials, approach
and time on task as described
in the module’s Assignment
page.
No work
submitted
or, work
submitted
does not
meet the
minimum
requireme
outlined i
the
assignme
Drawing #2 – Subtractive
Charcoal Drawing
20 to >15.0 pts
Excellent Work
15 to >10.0 pts
Good Work
10 to >0.0 pts
Satisfactory
0 pts
No Marks
A drawing of a small object
that has: 5 tonal values
between black and white;
the intense light source was
used; work was done on a
mixed-media paper portrait
format; a soft charcoal
pencil was used to create
tonal mid-grey values.
The drawing meets all
the assignment
requirements and
demonstrates
exceptional commitment
to completing the
assignment. Appropriate
object was used, strong
light, well developed
tonal values. The overall
quality of the drawing
demonstrates that a
good amount of time was
spent to finish work. The
reference photo was
provided. The correct
paper, scale and drawing
materials were used.
The drawing meets all the
assignment requirements
and demonstrates good
commitment to completing
the assignment.
Appropriate object was
used, strong light, well
developed tonal values.
The overall quality required
some attention to the
details. The drawing
demonstrates that a good
amount of time was spent
to finish work. The
reference photo was
provided. The correct
paper, scale and drawing
materials were used.
The drawing meets some of
the assignment requirements
and demonstrates some
commitment to completing the
assignment. There are some
issues with either objects or
light. The development of tonal
values is not up to the course
description. The overall quality
required more attention to the
details. The drawing doesn’t
of time was spent to finish
work. The reference photo was
provided. The correct paper,
scale and drawing materials
were used.
No work
submitted
or, work
submitted
does not
meet the
minimum
requireme
outlined i
the
assignme
The drawing will fulfill the
requirements including
materials, approach and
time on task as described in
the module’s Assignment
page.
Criteria
Ratings
Drawing #3 – Tonal Drawing
with Graphite Pencils
20 to >15.0 pts
Excellent Work
15 to >10.0 pts
Good Work
10 to >0.0 pts
Satisfactory
0 pts
No Marks
A drawing of a small object
that has: 5 tonal values
between black and white;
the intense light source was
used; work was done on a
mixed-media paper portrait
format; the graphite pencils
were used to create tonal
mid-grey value.
The drawing meets all
the assignment
requirements and
demonstrates
exceptional commitment
to completing the
assignment. Appropriate
object was used, strong
light, well developed
tonal values. The overall
quality of the drawing
demonstrates that a
good amount of time was
spent to finish work. The
reference photo was
provided. The correct
paper, scale and drawing
materials were used
The drawing meets all the
assignment requirements
and demonstrates good
commitment to completing
the assignment.
Appropriate object was
used, strong light, well
developed tonal values.
The overall quality required
some attention to the
details. The drawing
demonstrates that a good
amount of time was spent
to finish work. The
reference photo was
provided. The correct
paper, scale and drawing
materials were used.
The drawing meets some of
the assignment requirements
and demonstrates some
commitment to completing the
assignment. There are some
issues with either objects or
light. The development of tonal
values is not up to the course
description. The overall quality
required more attention to the
details. The drawing doesn’t
of time was spent to finish
work. The reference photo was
provided. The correct paper,
scale and drawing materials
were used.
No work
submitted
or, work
submitted
does not
meet the
minimum
requireme
outlined i
the
assignme
Drawing #4 – Tonal Drawing
with Ink Pen
20 to >15.0 pts
Excellent Work
15 to >10.0 pts
Good Work
10 to >0.0 pts
Satisfactory Work
0 pts
No Marks
A drawing of a small object
that has: at least 5 tonal
values between black and
white; the intense light
source was used; work was
done on a mixed-media
paper portrait format; the
ink pen(s) were used to
create tonal value. Only
one technique was used:
either hatching, crosshatching or stippling.
The drawing meets all
the assignment
requirements and
demonstrates
exceptional commitment
to completing the
assignment. Appropriate
object was used, strong
light, well developed
tonal values. The overall
quality of the drawing
demonstrates that a
good amount of time was
spent to finish work. The
reference photo was
provided. The correct
paper, scale and drawing
materials were used
The drawing meets all the
assignment requirements
and demonstrates good
commitment to completing
the assignment.
Appropriate object was
used, strong light, well
developed tonal values.
The overall quality required
some attention to the
details. The drawing
demonstrates that a good
amount of time was spent
to finish work. The
reference photo was
provided. The correct
paper, scale and drawing
materials were used.
The drawing meets some of
the assignment requirements
and demonstrates some
commitment to completing the
assignment. There are some
issues with either objects or
light. The development of tonal
values is not up to the course
description. The overall quality
required more attention to the
details. The drawing doesn’t
of time was spent to finish
work. The reference photo was
provided. The correct paper,
scale and drawing materials
were used.
No work
submitted
or, work
submitted
does not
meet the
minimum
requireme
outlined i
the
assignme
The drawing will fulfill the
requirements including
materials, approach and
time on task as described in
the module’s Assignment
page.
The drawing will fulfill the
requirements including
materials, approach and
time on task as described in
the module’s Assignment
page
Criteria
Self-Reflection
course’s requirements
including the following:
word count, cohesive
sentences, well developed
content.
write a post that is well
edited and free of
grammatical errors.
Ratings
10 to >7.0 pts
Exceptional
7 to >5.0 pts
Good Work
5 to >0.0 pts
Unsatisfactory
0 pts
No Marks
The written response
in an exceptional way
by following the Post
Format Requirements
including well-edited,
grammatically correct
responses and deep
and thoughtful content.
The written response
appropriate for this project.
It followers the Post Format
Requirements including
well-edited, grammatically
correct responses and has
the submission is too short.
The written response doesn’t
appropriate for this project. It
doesn’t followers the Post
Format Requirements
including well-edited,
grammatically correct
content as well, the
submission is too short.
No work
submitted
or, work
submitted
does not
meet the
minimum
requireme
outlined i
the
assignme
Documentation and
Assignment Submission
10 to >7.0 pts
Exceptional
7 to >5.0 pts
Good Work
5 to >0.0 pts
Unsatisfactory
0 pts
No Mark
Students will meet the
course’s
photography/documentation
requirements including the
following: submitting all the
images and text as one
PDF file, proper lighting,
exposure, contrast/color
balance, image cropping,
resolution.
Work was properly
documented and submitted
as one PDF file with all
photography/documentation
requirements including
proper lighting, exposure,
contrast/color balance,
image cropping, size and
Work was properly
documented and submitted
as one PDF file but needs
some improvement with
photography/documentation
to fulfill the course
requirements. Either
lighting, exposure,
contrast/color balance,
image cropping, size, or
resolution need some
improvement.
Work wasn’t properly
documented and submitted
as one PDF file. The
photography/documentation
requirements including
proper lighting, exposure,
contrast/color balance,
image cropping, size and
sufficient. Needs to be
improved.
No work
submitted
or, work
submitted
does not
meet the
minimum
requirem
outlined i
the
assignme
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