Value Sketch

Chartpak Markers on Drawing Paper
"Value" means the lights and darks
In this week's classes we are discussing, and doing, value sketches.  This one was done with some new markers I sent for.  They come in a whole range of gray scales in warm or cool shades of gray.  I just bought three  -  numbers 2, 5, and 8 in the cool series.  It shows up very cool on my monitor, but very warm in real life.  I can't imagine how warm the warm grays must be.  They are Chartpak markers.

Lemme tell ya  -  they are very smelly and very "bleedy". 

I know gray scales are used in a wide range, but I do best working with three values.  Once I get those three established, others begin to fill in as I continue to draw or paint, but three is definitely enough for me to think about.

We're also working on mid value paper with chalk and charcoal.  More later.


Debbie Nolan said...

These markers sound like they would be very helpful working out a value sketch (that is such a weakness for me and one I need to do). Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

Margie said...

Great lesson!

Diana said...

Love this! Catherine, I'd love to take your class. love,Diana