Value exercise for artists three cubes. Values study exercise: How to shade, render, tone, paint values drawing lesson, three cubes exercise part II.

Continue from is previous post or part I. How to shade and render drawing (Part one of three cubes exercise).

This is part one of the three cubes exercise. You have now done the one white cube. Here on this post there are one black one, and one a mid gray.
At this stage was to paint each one in isolation, now starting with the mid value, the black cube. Remember, paint the value as how you see it, not what you think you see.
Use

This tool to find the solid value if you are not sure what you are seeing.
(Click to enlarge. Save it then print out on a thick piece of paper.
Then cut them up into 10 pieces also cut off the circle hole to see thru.
Instruction is as in the pic below it.)

value compare for painters

using tool to compare value for artists

But challenge yourself, after a while by just squintting without relying on tool.
how to render and see value from the real object and apply it into your painting, illustration and concept design.

Here is Definition of Value as Munsell’s Explain it.
Value, or lightness, varies vertically along the color solid, from black (value 0) at the bottom, to white (value 10) at the top. Neutral grays lie along the vertical axis between black and white.

Here is a mid value gray cube painting exercise.

Here is a black cube painting exercise.

painting black cube exercise

After you complete the isolation practice: Now lay them all out together and paint the three cubes in one scene. This should be fun and you will learn that the darker object will see to have more contrast (hint, noticeable highlight so it appear lighter than it actually is.). But the lightest light on dark object is still not as light as the mid value of the white cube. See how you eyes sometimes deceive you?

Here is a painting of all three different value cubes (white, gray, and black)

More tool you will need. This time you will need a gray and black cubes.
Gray cube.

Black cube.

black cube

More related articles that you might be interested in.
-How to shade and render drawing
-Color vs value compare for artists
-Complementary color scheme
-Analogous color scheme

Value exercise for artists three cubes

| Tips and techniques | 0 Comments