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Values in Colors

Values in Colors | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"This heavily illustrated article introduces you to the single most important element of learning how to paint or draw in color; seeing the values of colors."

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This tutorial explains the different techniques you can use to see different color values in your paintings. The tutorial is divided into the following three sections: the values of color, values in single colors, and values in mixed colors.

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How to Use a Value Map

How to Use a Value Map | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
OK! So your drawing subject is lightly sketched. You now want to add shading. But, how do you know where to add each of those light, medium, and dark values? A little tool called a value map is used by many accomplished artists to figure out the correct placement of values in drawings (or paintings)!
Jerome Okutho's insight:

If you want to learn the basics of shading, you have to know how to use value maps in your drawings. Value maps are used to differentiate between light, medium, and dark values on portraits and can be useful in adding a sense of realism and depth to drawings. This tutorial gives you some tips you can use when adding value maps to drawings.

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