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Sketching People by Jeff Mellern

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Chapter EightVALUE

Light’s vibrant energy is what creates the subtle shades on a form for our eyes to see. Light can make anything beautiful when it illuminates an object’s best qualities and hides its flaws in the mystery of shadow. As light plays into a scene, it takes on different characteristics and helps to create mood.

You can orchestrate the values to control the mood you want to create, and design the light and shadows to best convey your idea.

ADDING VALUE

Value adds interest to a drawing because it gives a sense of shape, form and light. Shading needs to be used logically to help define the three-dimensional forms.

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