Here’s my value scale done with 2B/2H graphite pencils.
Graphite: 2B and 2H
I did the two first in 4B to 2H, on the one the muddle I jused a 2B in nr 4 or 5 because my 4B ended. I think probably nr 4 has to me a little darker. The third one I did in charcoal, much challenging.
4B and 2H. Took just under an hour. Lots of adjusting!
Here's my value gradient and value scale assignment. Fabriano paper, 2B & 2H pencils. I found the values 3, 4, & 5 the most challenging to discern, overall. I adjusted the image by de-saturating it in photoshop. I'm enjoying all these exercises.
Value scales. Graphite pencils 2H and 2B. Oil paint titanium white and ivory black
A Value Scale in Graphite.
Just like my value gradients, the first one was done in Photoshop with a soft brush, using only black and white at different opacities to adjust shades, and the second one was done in graphite on regular printer paper.
Bartolome Ramis de Ayreflor
Patience like a Saint...
Went back to lighten some of the darker values.
Good effort, Brayden. Did you notice that value 5 is a little out of place? You could probably swop it with value 4. The main way I think you can improve your value scale is by getting even tones within each segment. At the moment there is a significant amount of variation of tone within the individual tiles. If you haven't done so already, check out Dorian's article on 'island hunting'. It's a really useful and FAST way to smooth out your tones. And it works for any medium! https://www.dorian-iten.com/smooth-tones/
This was fun. anyway I submit as I committed.
Nice. I would suggest removing the dark outlines between value tiles. If your values are smooth enough, and if there is enough contrast between values, you should not need a darker line to create crisp edges.
I tried my hand at the 5 and 9 scales. It was difficult, but the values should be evenly distributed.
Jean-François (Jeff) Durix
Here are 2 value scales. I of course started with the 5 grade scale. I was surprised by how much more challenging this was compared to the gradient
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