We looked at a projected photo of a black and white pumpkin on sitting on a white sheet of paper and talked about how the light shines, reflects and sits on the pumpkin. Then we made a contour drawing of the pumpkin making sure we drew what we saw... each of the section sizes, lines, angles... Looking at the light and shadows we used the value key they made to make a "paint by number" of the values seen. Only after a good understanding were we able to move onto the small value paintings of the pumpkins. This was to prepare us for the next project... adding color.