The first lesson's homework was a five-toned gray scale exercise.
We used the photo editing apps that came with our phones to get the tones we needed on our references and printed them out on regular paper. Then we covered the back in charcoal or pencil and traced the blocks of different shades onto our drawing paper. We numbered the values using the value chart we made in the beginning of the project.
Filled in the darkest areas first, then the next darkest, and so on until we were just left with the white spots, the lightest value. (I accidentally deleted the picture I took of my paper when it had only the 5's filled in...)
Yay! And here is Leah's...
At church, they have this picture hanging up that wasn't there last time we were able to visit... I thought it was really cool, like old style illustration, but I couldn't get a decent picture with the lights reflecting on the glass... (Also, can you see the name of the artist? Any connection??? Haha.)
We're staying with some friends for a few days out of town, and the mom and daughter had these cool Reformation Day snowflake things in the corner, and I asked how they got them to fold five-sided. So she showed me the webpage where they got the instructions and let me try a couple. :)
And I did a little fashionish doodling on my phone app. It was really fun, and I like how it turned out looking kind of water-colory.
PLUS, we did enter that art contest on Blick's site: Anna's, Leah's, mine. We used sketches that were a little old already. There is no voting this time, just five random picks.