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Activity 5: Tone

Scene from Pixar's film "Ratatouille" of a rat pointing his finger at a man in a chef hat, outside on a dark corner near a street lamp.
Part A: In the above image, how is tone used to help create emphasis and direct the viewer’s eye?
  • What mood is conveyed?
  • What kind of contrast is used (low, higher, highest?)
Part B: Draw a row of 7 boxes. At one end, make the box as dark as possible. At the other end, leave the box empty. Fill in the rest of the boxes so that they gradually go from dark to light. You can do this with a pencil, pen, marker, paintbrush or anything else!
Seven boxes, each shaded a little bit more than the previous one. The first box is nearly white and the last box is nearly black.
Part C: On the sheet of paper you drew your movement lines, try adding shading to show different values of light and dark. Try to create emphasis and help direct your viewer’s eye to the most important element of your scene.

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  • blobby green style avatar for user Alexa Stehle
    Part A:
    It shows that the spotlight is sort of on the person and that he is the highest. I think it sets the tone of how the rat maybe has an idea and that the light in the back is kind of representing that.
    (22 votes)
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  • blobby green style avatar for user salyerk
    the back round is blurred witch moves your eyes to the chef and the rat.
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  • piceratops seedling style avatar for user p3c20KevinNieves3R2B
    4.Visual Language
    Activity 5:Tone
    Part A: In the above image, how is tone used to help create emphasis and direct the viewer’s eye?
    What mood is conveyed?
    The mood that is conveyed is mysterious because it is darker.
    What kind of contrast is used (low, higher, highest?)
    The kind of contrast that's used is higher because the only light that there is, is faced to the heads of the mouse and the guy to draw our attention to them

    Part B: Draw a row of 7 boxes. At one end, make the box as dark as possible. At the other end, leave the box empty. Fill in the rest of the boxes so that they gradually go from dark to light. You can do this with a pencil, pen, marker, paintbrush or anything else!
    Drawing Activity

    Part C: On the sheet of paper you drew your movement lines, try adding shading to show different values of light and dark. Try to create emphasis and help direct your viewer’s eye to the most important element of your scene.
    Drawing Activity
    (9 votes)
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  • marcimus pink style avatar for user urikocat14
    Part A: In the above image, how is tone used to help create emphasis and direct the viewer’s eye?
    What mood is conveyed?
    Mysterious and wonder (a strange encounter between a naive human and a curious mouse)
    What kind of contrast is used (low, higher, highest?)
    It's highest. First, the light is used to direct us to Remi and Linguinni, here the characters are the key, while the background is darker. This creates a high contrast to their first encounter, creating feeling of excitement, wonder, doubts in a mysterious atmosphere.
    (8 votes)
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  • blobby green style avatar for user yoamazing007
    Part A: the ray of light is falling on top of the characters, directing towards them. the mood is sort of like excitement or Hope or the moment when an idea is born. the contrast is highest.
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  • blobby green style avatar for user leannalyjackson
    Generaly,
    to draw the fact the way you put an sheet for your paper, while drawing the light of darkness coming to you. whats going to happen?
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  • starky tree style avatar for user 820794
    i think the mood that is conveyed in this scene is that its kind of like secretive kind of mood because of the darkness of the corners.
    (3 votes)
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  • blobby green style avatar for user reedjost
    the light is low and it feels like caring
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  • piceratops ultimate style avatar for user Sonic The Hedgehog
    Emphasis is used as the cook stares at the mouse in disbelief and the mouse is on the dark side as he is misunderstood
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  • blobby green style avatar for user kehinde amosu
    Why in lesson 1 the elevator video why is the video so like….. not helpful respectfully but I did not know what was going on 🤫🤫🤫
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