Thursday, March 23, 2017
An Experiment in Value
Today I had fun in my studio creating an experiment value. I created two watercolor paintings... one with correct values, and one with everything wrong. It was a neat and fun way to see that value really does make a huge difference. Check out some of the photos and also my full youtube video of the lesson. Keep getting those values right for better art! :)
In this painting, I painted the values as they should be in nature. Lighter values in the background and darker values in the background.
In this example, I painted the values backwards with darker values in the background and lighter, paler values in the foreground. This might be better for a night scene, but it is clearly incorrect.
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