Wed. Sept. 20 #valuescales #elementsofart #photoshopbasics #clippingmasks #drawingfromobservation

Intro to Art: Creating a Value Scale

  1. SWBT use their 10 scale value finder to identify values in a grayscale image and replicate them using techniques explored in class
  2. SW orally ask questions about the techniques demonstrated during class time using content-specific vocabulary and complete sentences.

Now that we’ve spent the last few days working on your VALUE SCALE, we will be putting it to use by locating and reproducing those values from a reference image.  In class, I will break down some simple steps you can use to duplicate the image in your sketchbook, and then model the steps for locating/replicating those values.

Digital Multimedia: Using Clipping Masks

  1. STWBAT demonstrate their understanding of the Photoshop interface by reviewing short tutorial videos that explain the setup, workspace, and navigation throughout the software.
  2. SW discuss questions and concerns they have with the videos using content specific language.

Clipping Mask Review

Be sure to download the PSD file from for today’s review session in class.   Today is an “AMA” or “Ask Me Anything” in regards to using the techniques we’ve been practicing over the last few days.

Drawing: Drawing from Observation Pre-Test

For the next two days you will be working on a finished still-life drawing.  While the artist’s view will be your choice, the “playing field” will be level for everyone considering your model.  The following aspects of a finished drawing should be considered for this pre-test:

Layout and Scale:  How big will you be making this sketch?

Materials:  Which drawing materials are you the strongest with?

Basic Shapes:  Your ability to break down complex looking forms into basic geometric shapes

Value/Color: The ability to create slight detail using shades and tints.

Perspective: The “optical illusion” of making your drawing look three dimensional.

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