They were very beneficial, I would not of been able to create my final product without the mini lessons because I learned so much. I showed contrast in my work by making the planets stand out with its dark shading against the white in the tv. I think it added great detail to the artwork. I chose to use pencil because that was the medium I was most comfortable with. I used a lot of shading techniques to create this piece of art. Overall I liked this project but it was not my favorite because it lacked color.