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Week 3: Introduction to Value and Shadow Scales with Joshua Jacobo

Week 3: Introduction to Value and Shadow Scales
Introduction to Value and Shadow Scales Learn to create value and shadow scales using charcoal, graphite, and a non-black material

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Instructor
Joshua Jacobo
Subjects
Drawing
Topics
Drawing Exercises, Sketching
Mediums
Charcoal Pencil, Pastel Pencil, Pencil
Duration
5h 11m 30s

In week three, instructor Joshua Jacobo will introduce you to a crucial lecture on value and shadow scales. You will learn to create three and five-value scales using charcoal, graphite, and a non-black material. Then, Joshua will teach you a technique for creating shadow scales, used to create reliably even “steps” from one value to another. From there, you will utilize the shadow scale to calibrate your value scales. This lesson not only trains you to judge values but also helps strengthen your hatching and blending skills.

Throughout this course, you’ll have access to the NMA community for feedback and critiques to improve your work as you progress.

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