Above you will find a gray scale, also known as a value scale. Students will need to make one of these on a worksheet and be able to reproduce one for the unit test on Value.

This is actually several value scales. The scale numbered is a gray scale, the other three are value scales for individual colors. You can have a value scale for as many colors as there are. It is handy to have multiple shades and tints of one color in colored pencil not only to create a value scale, but to also to create highlights and dark areas for a particular hue of color in your artwork. I always use the rule of thumb that every color in my artwork should actually be represented by no less than 3 different intensities of that color.

Shading basic shapes

The key to shading most objects is understanding how light works on basic shapes, because most real life objects can be broken down into a combination of basic shapes. This video makes shading easy, but does contain several errors that I will correct during instruction. Students will draw two and shade two of each shape in their interactive journals. Using a colored pencil is optional, but recommended.

Drawing of an Apple done in Colored Pencil Part 1

Students will use Prismacolor pencils to create a colored apple. This lesson will be broken into two days and follow the videos posted. The work will be done on a separate sheet of paper and later tapped into the student interactive journal.

Drawing of an Apple done in Colored Pencil Part 2