I really, really enjoy shading and value- I’ve been told by a few professors during my (transfer credit-ridden) college career that my brain works more like a painter than an illustrator, even though I generally illustrate. My perspective has gotten a lot better, and the effect I was going for translated onto the paper, as mentioned in critique. I could have been a lot stronger with my contrast, but super dark values have always scared me and I’m trying to overcome it. Our brains like contrast! Looking at the effect my classmates create using super dark values helps a lot, it gives me a visual and something to work toward. Overall, the midterm assignment was a little bit stressful and I have my regrets but at least I can say I’m making improvements.