Our first homework assignment was to create a still life of white objects by using charcoal on newsprint. The challenge was to finish the drawing without using outlines. Even though I am relatively familiar with charcoal medium, I found it challenging to produce a drawing that emulated the objects to seem as real as possible. Although difficult, I found that it trained me to see the objects differently, and encouraged me to follow the 10 values I’ve marked out.

These were my initial objects for the drawing.

While finding my composition, I had decided to add in a fifth object. This was my final piece. I had to carefully erase out the highlights to give a more convincing range of values in my drawing.