Seeing in Black and White – Part Three of Three
In Part Two you altered the values of the shapes systematically, changing the white to black, the black to white and keeping the gray shapes gray. In Part Three you are asked to be more experimental.
Put the original photograph out of sight. Arbitrarily assign black, white or gray to each of the shapes. Don’t worry about creating a strong composition. Do at least six variations of the drawing.
Look carefully at your variations and make notes of your preferences. Make several sketches of a landscape, interior or still life using the same technique. Work from life, not photographs this time. Make notes of your observations.