Colour Value Painting
The color we choose needs to be the correct value thats what this lesson addresses.
Colour value painting. Similarly i find that muted colors are a lot easier to judge than bright colors in terms of the color value relationship. Value is used to create a focal point within a painting or drawing. Seeing values within colors is important. In short color is the visual byproduct of the spectrum of light as it is either transmitted through a transparent medium or as it is absorbed and reflected off a surface.
When beginner artists start their adventure with digital painting or painting in general all they see are colors. It has tremendous expressive qualities. See the grey scale chart see the grey scale chart however this also reduces the saturation and adds to the dilution of the color. Print out the source photo or create a colorful still life of your own to paint from.
Our color choices if we dont understand the value of our color will nearly always be too light or too dark. In painting value changes can be achieved by adding either black or white to the chosen color. This painting will teach you to paint more complex forms than the previous exercise and it will teach you to see a colors value. In this tutorial i try to explain the relationship between local colours and their inherent values.
Think of it as taking a black and white photo of a subject where you clearly see whats in the photo but everything is in grayscale. Understanding the uses of color is crucial to effective composition in design and the fine arts. Just as drawing is about lines painting is about putting colors all around and making them look consistent together. A painting that works or just looks right always has strong tonal relationships or at least harmonious ones.
Unfortunately it is harder to judge value relationships among colors than between grays. In this exercise the colors are seen only as lights and darks or values. Hue value saturation what is color. The problem is color is a much more complex issue than line.
Adobe photoshop cs6 wacom cintiq 22hd. Value or tone is a measure of how light or dark a color is without any consideration for its hue.