These worksheets introduce value and the shading technique and break it down into easy to follow steps. They begin with simple shapes and gradually get more complex . They are great for middle school or high school students learning how to draw. There are 7 worksheets in total. The first one is a handout explaining how to see value and shade properly. The second one has students practice shading flat planes of shape with even tones of value. The different values create forms that look three dimensional. Students begin to see how value creates depth. The flat planes help them learn to create smooth accurate values and get used to building up tones in layers. The third worksheet is a sphere and a flat button shape. This shows them that even though the circle shape is the same, the the light hitting the subject and the shape of the shadows define the form. The final four worksheets are different shapes of water droplets. These are the final drawings. You can mix them up among your class and trim and matt them fro display if you would like. They are small enough for beginners to not lose interest and create realistic drawings with depth and dimension.
These are great for introducing any shading project or for sub plans. They can be printed on good drawing paper for better tooth. The final drawing can be trimmed and matted for display. These worksheets are easy to follow and help students build skills gradually.