Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Sometimes I give my students a black and white print out of a sample painting I have created before class. The black and white shows the value. Lights, mediums and darks. This way they have a guide and are not influenced by my color choices.
You can create your own value studies before painting, by sketching out your painting in pencil, adding in lights and darks.
You can also take a digital picture of your painting, edit it in Photoshop, remove the color so all you see is the grayscale image. This will help you see if you have enough value tones in your painting if you have trouble deciding if you have enough darks and cannot see the color values.