The 8th graders have been working really hard on sketches of the still-lifes. When we first start the drawing unit, we begin with a regular value drawing of a still-life (they choose from 4 in the room). Then, I really switch it up and have them do a drawing in white colored pencil on black paper. This is one of their toughest because they have to think about their pencil pressure when showing their values. The final drawing is on scratch board (which can't be erased...one of their fears). I've posted some that are currently hanging in the hallway.