The Most Helpful Unit
The most helpful warm-up in this unit was the upside down Picasso drawing. It was difficult to copy the lines but it was good practice for identifying different line shapes. This warm-up was unique because I had to make more estimates on where to draw than if I were to be drawing a right side up picture.
Composition and Value
Composition is the placement or arrangement of visual elements or ingredients in a work of art.
Value is the lights and darks in artwork.
Pros and Cons of Each Medium
Pens tend to be smoother, darker, and draw more cleanly. There is a wide variety of stylus, ink, and color types to choose from and it also does not smudge as much as the other two mediums. However, ink cannot be erased (unless you use erasable pens) and the ink can dry out if it has not been in use for a long time. Pens need to be refilled once they run out and also smudge if you touch it before the ink dries.
Pencils are great to use as guidelines before you use an unerasable medium like pen. Wood pencils are biodegradable and can be cheaper than pens. Graphite can be erased and will not bleed through the page like a pen can. But, pencils smudge easily and need to be sharpened.
Charcoal is good for its ability to be blended in if any mistakes occur. The shading is smooth and easy. and a dissatisfying drawing can be changed easily and quickly. It is a messy tool to use and can leave fingerprints on your art if you aren't careful. The powder may fall off and create a little bigger mess to clean up.