Values tonal study female figure quick speedpainting. As I often mention the important of values or tonal, color vs values artist tips, now I am re educating myself on the subject and currently I am also focusing on utilizing my brush strokes on the painting.
Create a simple study, a rough painting that is used to work out the main values, which are shades of light and dark. The study should use neutral grays, which are cool and warm gray paints that are mixed together to create a neutral color temperature. You can work out the values for any painting with a simple value study that ’s no larger than a postage stamp. Once you work out the values study and get comfortable with them. They can be really useful and give you advantage when doing thumbnail sketches to find new idea and created an interesting, dynamic composition. You know exactly what you want to paint. Here is a very effective way to shade: values study exercises and how to shade.
In this one, there isn’t much of anything complex except a simple female figure study using tonals or values. Like I mentioned before I am revisiting my process and see how I can progress further. 🙂
Here is a final female figure tonal study.
Below are sample step by step how I draw and paint the figure. Step one, I just use mid gray to draw and block in the major area like her hair and arms. Since her shirt is off white, I just drew only outline. Then in figure 2, I blocked in more area around her hips and legs using same value of gray. Since her mini skirt is darker, I painted over using darker value. Step three, I add basic shadow using just one darker value for the whole figure. Step four, I painting in some wrinkle for clothe and then some dark shadow on the casting shadow area. Step five, I paint some lighter value onto her skin since skin will have more shinier spots and value range than cloth. Step six, then I begin adding some sepia tone onto the overall painting.