My charcoal drawing was a piano, a hand, a checkerboard, and a treble clef. I chose to draw a piano because of the white and black idea of Chiaroscuro. During this unit I learned things like how to draw with charcoal, what a Chiaroscuro is, and how to use value and contrast to my advantage. The black depth of charcoal and the white charcoal pencils enable you to pull much value out of specific areas and create dramatic contrast in desired areas of the piece. I also learned that light hands are key for drawing with charcoal.
I did a gridded stippling of Sam Mathys, the original drummer of Remo Drive. It began with gridding the paper, then we traced an image, and then we stippling (dotted the image). I learned that I do not have the patience for something so tedious and detailed. I grew as an artist by learning when to be more patient with my art.