Take pencil drawings to the next dimension � values! This essential book explores the importance of understanding the range of values of a subject, from light to dark and all the variations in between, and demonstrates the drawing techniques that can be used to render realistic forms. Throughout the lessons, readers learn to understand value, such as seeing values as shapes, creating a range of contrasts, evoking mood, distributing light and shadow, and using value to create texture. The step-by-step projects help artists develop their skills through shading, contrasting elements, studying composition, drawing white objects, using lighting effects, and beyond.Paperback. 64 pages. 6� � 9� (17 cm � 24 cm).