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3 Steps to Perfect Values in Painting

Trying to turn form but don't know which values you're trying to paint? 

Take a close look at the banner image at the top of this page. Each of 21 values is clear and distinct. More importantly, they reveal exactly how the form curves and flattens. You'll learn how to:

  • Convert any photo into as many values as you want.
  • Create value maps in any color  you want.
  • Great for monochromatic underpainting. 
  • Quickly create value maps that are accurate, helpful and fast.

This method is one of two critical tools in my workflow. It helps me paint convincing forms quickly and effectively. If you're a pro, or want to be one, you know that working at peak effectiveness and speed is one of the most important elements of your success. 

Look at the cheeks of the owl, below. It's like the surface of a ball. As it curves downward the values shift lower, of course. What makes this a tricky image to paint is the variations in the feather marking. They darken along with the surface, and it's super hard to see something like this as clearly as needed to articulate the form properly. This course will show exactly how to master value shifts.