An Easy Way To Check Value In Your Paintings

The Solution Is Right In Your Hand!

Thumbnails Work…

One of the best things to do to insure that you end up with powerful and dynamic paintings is to start by understanding the role of Value in your painting and designing your picture plane with value composition sketches. Often, the success of the final painting depends this!

It is relatively easy to transfer shapes from the thumbnail sketch to the paper and to maintain their shapes.

Retaining Value In Color

Converting value to color is often difficult.  to maintain the values you designed when you start working in color.  One tool that will help is a Value Scale.

Just as easy is using your phones built in camera to check the values in your painting to insure you have what you planned.



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Value Composition Sketching

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