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Old 02 February 2011   #1

Hey everybody,

this thread is for everybody to join in and do some painting exercise to hone their skills and get better at what we love to do.

This week we started with breaking down images into their different values.
The idea behind it is to study the values of different colors with the goal to get better control over values. Since right values are the basis of every form there is this seems as one of the fundamentals.


Last edited by TedNindo : 02 February 2011 at 04:11 PM.
Old 02 February 2011   #2
Ok the picture above is the one from monday.

This here is the one from thuesday:

Old 02 February 2011   #3
So if you want to join in here are the images for yesterday and today.

Feel free to post your own attemps as well as your comments and critics.


Old 02 February 2011   #4
Ok, for this image I tried to keep it rather simple. Instead of going for details I tried to hit divide the values into categries and name them before I start with the exercise. Thats what the numbers are for.

Old 02 February 2011   #5
Ok with this one I am up to date again.
Putting the numbers in seemd easy first but I recognized that I was wrong in a lot of places while I painted in the values.

Old 02 February 2011   #6
Hey great! Good that we started this! I'm sure we will get a lot out of those excersises over time.
For todays practice I used 100% opacity and a hard round brush.


Old 02 February 2011   #7
Ok for the last day of the week we try to use what we've learnd the 4 previous days.
The idea is to do a piece with just values. No colors.

To keep it simple you might try to use just as few values.
The topic for this friday is:

Narrow Escape

Last edited by TedNindo : 02 February 2011 at 11:30 AM.
Old 02 February 2011   #8
wow! finally i was able to sign in too! now i have to start work, i will try to participate soon.
Old 02 February 2011   #9
Photo Value Studies Week!

Hey this week we're trying to do value studies from photographs.
this is the first photo for this week:
Old 02 February 2011   #10
here is my picture for today. I didn't went to much into the detail. But I think the main values are there.

Old 02 February 2011   #11
i hope it is okay that i went into colors allready, if you feel uncomfortable with that i can remove the picture:

Old 02 February 2011   #12
here's mine. i need to practice more to use the lasso tool.
pretty sloppy.
Old 03 March 2011   #13
here is the picture for today:
Old 03 March 2011   #14
here is my attempt for todays photo. the values were hard to read.
Old 03 March 2011   #15
Nice Study mate. Good improvement. I think you can push the value in the foreground. I think the shadow of the plants closes to the viewer could be more darker. Darker then the shadows of the mountain to the right i would say.
Keep in mind the further the object the less contrast the objects have.

I tried a quick value sketch from imagination for the theme on friday.
looking forward for some critique as well.

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