Value Scales

1. Find some black and white magazine photos to cut up. Make a value scale from black to white with four (4) shades of gray in between. Cut or tear the photos into small pieces to fill 1/4th of the “target.” You may choose to place either black or white in the center.
2. Use the following media/methods to fill the other three quarters:
a. Tonal pencil (pressure)
b. Oil pastel
c. Additive lines/marks with a black pen
3. You should be trying to “match” of the values of the four mediums/methods.

This assignment was on a piece of paper each student got. The paper also has the lines of the scale drawn in concentric circles. Please get a copy from the studio if you have not already done so.