It's all about having values:
An example of TRANSITIONAL value change.
An example of ABRUPT value changes
An example of how BROKEN values help us to identify texture in a drawing. Like the hair and roughness of this man's skin.
It Is All About Having Values… (Notes)
Value is often described visually by a scale with varying shades of gray arranged between black and white.
Value is important to learn because…
When the artist is working a flat, two-dimensional surface, as in drawing and painting, in order to create three-dimensional, rounded or projecting objects, he or she must rely on illusion alone.
• Generally, lighter values appear to be “closer” to the viewer…
• Darker values tend to “recede” from the viewer
A circle is rendered into a ball by using smooth, TRANSITIONAL values, gently moving from dark to light,
A box needs ABRUPT value changes to show that the light is different around its corners, top, and the side facing the viewer.
BROKEN values are what cause us to see texture in a drawing, painting or print.
Things that value can do for an artist like you...
Value helps give the illusion of space in 2-D works of art.
Value helps carry your viewer’s eye around your composition.
Value helps convey the “look” of texture.
Value can help convey meaning or an idea…
• Light versus dark: aka good versus evil
• Knowledge, goodness, unknown, foreboding.
The four essential forms in art:
all others are created from these...