This week, the concept is that since light plays such an important role in governing our moods and perceptions, so value or tone is the primary means by which artists create moods and evoke feelings.
The task this week was to explore the way light affects our psychological perceptions. A good example of this is given on the right of a drawing by T.C Stevenson who created some special lighting conditions to manipulate the visual effects of value to create this particular moody, atmospheric portrait
The idea this week was to observe the way light falls in your home and if you come across a particular effect that interests you, try to explore the possibilities of mood creation through emphasising the tonal relationships. A typically vague assignment from Smagula with no clear instructions. This was, I suppose an opportunity to set up some staged lighting effects with lamps in dark rooms etc... but instead I found some interesting shadow patterns that I tried to draw to create a moody, mysterious room atmosphere. The results are somewhat successful in parts, though I feel I could have taken it further with more thought...
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Sacha Grossel is a practising Visual Artist from Australia.