Sunday, October 7, 2007

Value Study

These two studies show just two different methods in approaching the understanding of value. The salt and pepper shakers were painted in oil ala prima, and the studio was drawn in charcoal and pastel. Value is based on a 10 step scale with 1 being the lightest and 9 being the darkest (10 is reserved for pure black). It is important for an artist to understand the subtle nuisances of value shift, especially because color can confuse the eye into misreading the intensity of the object.

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