In this project students drew from a still-life by combing collage, ebony pencil, charcoal, and colored pencil.
First students used brown paper and book pages to create a collage for their backgrounds.
Then students created value scales using ebony pencil, charcoal, and colored pencils. This helped them get a feel for the media.
After the papers had dried, students were given a still life of fruit to draw from and the following rules...
1. On white paper draw with ebony pencil.
2. On brown paper draw with colored pencils.
3. On the book pages draw with charcoal.
Students had to really concentrate on what materials they were using and how to create value in order to produce a realistic still life drawing.
The results were amazing!
Here is a link to the original lesson.