Wednesday, January 2, 2013

7th Grade Colored Pencil Spheres

My 1st Quarter 7th graders got to do a value study in color, using colored pencils, after they did one in graphite.  They had a choice; to shade monochromaticaly, analogously, or complimentary.

Superstar Heather Choe did the gorgeous piece above.  She chose blue for her local color and purple to shade with.  That's an example of using analogous colors to shade with (colors that are next to each other on the color wheel).  I love the background she put in as well.  
In the work above, Kristina Theam, has choosen to shade her sphere using complimentary colors (colors that are opposite each other on the wheel).  When complimentary colors are overlapped they create a neutral, a brownish tone that is used to darken an object.  Look at her sensitive style with the colored pencils, lovely!
And this last little cutie above was created by Gauri Deshpande.  Look at the clever environment she put her sphere into.  Gauri chose to shade with analogous colors.

Great job all of you! 

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