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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 21 ART 101

Value

LIGHT, DARK, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN

 

Value (as an element of art) refers to the relative lightness or darkness of a color or of black. Value is what gives a shape the appearance of three-dimensional form; using a range of values to render an object will help you suggest highlights, shadows, curves, corners, and textures.

 

When working with colorless media (such as pencil) or variations of one color, you rely entirely on value to represent your subject. That being said, it is extremely important to record values accurately. To do this, try squinting at your subject, which will help you break it down into simple ...

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