Chartpak Markers on Drawing Paper
"Value" means the lights and darksIn 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.