Chiaroscuro is the contrast of light and dark to give the illusion of space. I used vine charcoal to create the lightness of my face, and in the shadows I used compressed charcoal to make it darker. I also have an example of Rembrandt's lighting over my right eye, that was caused by another spotlight.
The color theory is the color wheel and mixing colors. When mixing colors you have to make sure they will blend well together. I learned from the color theory that if you add a tint to a color you are adding white which means you make the color brighter and if you add a tone to a color you make it darker. For this oil pastel project this helped me a lot because in places that were lighter I added a tint to brighten the color.
The image on the left is a picture of the ferrofluid project that we did. We had an artist license to change the image if we wanted to include more gradations. The image on the right is drawn with oil pastel and I added a lot of creativity by adding color and gradations from the original image.
The image on the left i drew in first semester with charcoal. In many places i had to use lights and darks. I think i really improveD on this skill since last semEster, because the image on the right i drew in second semester with chalk pastel. I think i made much better gradstions with my color and really improved in adding lights, darks, and reflections.