Last week I explored how value or tone can create mood, this week, the next part of the chapter is how value defines the form or space by juxtaposing the light and dark tones to establish the position of the forms. In this activity, care needed to be taken about the placement of the dark and light tones to indicate the position of the form, In this case the cups.
The first step was to note how the light and dark areas created by the lighting allow us to see the cups as three dimensional forms. Then care had to be taken about placing light tones next to dark tones to create the position of the cups in front of one another., thus showing the spatial relationships between the five cups.
It was actually quite an analytical exercise which I enjoyed...
Sacha Grossel is a practising Visual Artist from Australia.