Each class in the Drawing Workshop focuses on a different formal topic. The focus of the third class was tonality, or shading. To make a tonality drawing, one cannot leave any visible outlines, or contour lines. This technique requires a lot of patience, as one must slowly build up layers of graphite to blend the tones and achieve enough contrast. My students did a great job on this assignment! Check out their work!
Some other artists we looked to for inspiration on this technique are: Georges Seurat and David Musgrave. Just click on their name to see some of the examples of their work that we looked at during class.