Creating A Five-Step Value Scale

One Of The Most Useful Painting Tools You Can Have

One of the most useful things you can have in watercolor is not a material at all. It is an abbreviated value scale that will help you see the values in your subjects and in your paintings.

It’s easy to make one – this video shows you how.

What you’ll need:

  • Watercolor Paper –  about 5″ x 3″ or so
  • Small round brush
  • Colors: Payne’s gray, Ivory Black or a combination of Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna

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Start Here: Value-Basic Concepts – A group of 14 Lessons and Tutorials that start with the basics of Value, it’s importance to and uses for the artist. There are three lessons on the role Value plays in creating the illusion of light and form, three lessons on the basics of Value Composition Sketching, and seven lessons to give you practice in practical Value Composition Sketches.

Next: Converting Value-To-Color – A group of 13 Lessons and Tutorials that will help you get a handle on a very difficult task: Converting your Value Composition Sketch to a color painting.

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