A value scale shows how the paint will react with a tint and shade, as well as show the amount of tint and shade needed to attain specific values. For instance, in our video we find that Pink is not half red and half white because the red is too bold for that. It takes a lot of white to lighten a red, but not so much the other way around. Also, on the shade side I discovered that as I thinned the shaded red, it changed to a “purpley” color. Is that because there is blue in my red or because there is blue in my black or both?
Draw a grid. Fill the middle of the top row with your Hue (color). In our case, we chose red. To the Tint (white) side try mixing them 4:1, 3:2, 2:3 and 1:4. Do the same on the Shade (black) side. When you have your results, try thinning them with water or acrylic medium, again 4:1, 3:2, 2:3, and 1:4. If you have three or four different brands of paint around, try it within the different brands, and then again by shuffling them. Be sure and label each chart with the brand and hue of the paint so you can get that color again.
Draw and label a grid
Add your test Hue
Tint one side with increasing ratios
Shade the other side the same way
Thin with medium in increasing ratios on the columns
The result should show you the approximate tint, shade, and thinning details
Since the post on Sunday night already gave all the information about this video, I thought I would use Tuesday’s posts to talk about the tech I use to create, edit, and produce The Artistic Biker Live!
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This week we did a little tutorial about value charts and it inspired me to do a monochrome painting of strawberries. Materials used were: An art journal, acrylic gesso, flat white spray paint, Sargent Arts Acrylic Paint liquid Spectral Red, Real Art Supplies Acrylic liquid Carbon Black, Master’s Touch Fine Art Studio Acrylic Titanium White, Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle watercolor pencil Red, Uniball Vision Elite gel pen Black, Brush Pen with Bombay Black India Ink.
Seal the page with acrylic gesso
I use white matte krylon for the base coat
Using only red, white, and black, create background shadows
Use a watercolor pencil to sketch your image
Block in your base shapes
Begin adding detail
Shade the large shapes
Add fine details
I used white paint to back of some excess shadow I didn’t like
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