On week 3, we focus entirely on values. Jason provided us with a sketch and photo of his friend Gary. After watching Jason doing a value painting in Photoshop, it was our turn do our version.

Key steps to consider:

  • Define a value scale with Dark, mid-tone, light tone and white
  • At the beginning, apply a mid-tone (close to the skin of the character) to the overall painting
  • Do no get caught up in a specific facial feature. Instead look at the shape and determine the most appropriate value, given the surroundings.
  • In a way, your job as a painter is similar to the job of a reporter: You observe and report what you see, now back in your canvas.

Below is the process for my week 3 assignment: