Practice: 4-Tone Value Study
Practice: 4-Tone Value Study
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The Shading Course

Module 4 - How to Organize Values

Practice: 4-Tone Value Study

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Practice: 4-Tone Value Study

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natnael
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cindygs
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Karlo H.
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Kwame Alexander
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Charles Litzelmann
I have a really hard time with clearly seeing the values on the sphere ^^'
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Crystal Blue  (she/her)
Spheres r tricky. There’s a bounce light on the side of the sphere near the rectangle, including that cld help
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selenitis
Ngl I struggled with the sphere
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Chris Bodary
4value study
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Bradley Forbush
I worked this up a little more than necessary because I think it gives a pleasing effect. I would have gone darker with the values if I had used another medium. But that would be a lot more "pencil mileage" here.
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Bradley Forbush
I wanted to share, that I actually did a little thumbnail sketch to get my bearings on this before doing it full size.
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Sharntel Davey
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cicibebeli_dondurma
looks pretty good, dont know how advance ur trying to or u already learned or not but after adding some bounce light this ll look really good :) + bit of blending for own taste :) looks great :3
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flugmodus1
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Dorian Iten
👌
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Henri Gerrits
A 4-Value Study
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Dorian Iten
Well done, Henri 👍
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Félicia Gagnon
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Dorian Iten
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Laura Barr
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Dorian Iten
The floor and form shadow value could go darker here. Compare your value study to the reference image. See how both tones are closer to the background value in the reference? Otherwise nice and clear 👍👍
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Brayden Copley
Didn't think I should take the time to go in and even out the tone to remove the texture of the paper. I didn't think that was the point of the exercise, though I could probably use the practice in doing so.
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Dorian Iten
Agreed. You only need to keep the tones clean enough to clearly see the tonal relationships of the different value groups. That still works here. 👍
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Yvann Cerisier
I have not used traditional pencil in a while but it was fun to go back.
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Carl de Jager
Hi Yvann. Your value study is well organised. You could improve the visual accuracy by selecting a value for the lights that more closely matches the reference image, and by including a dark value in the background. The goal here is to get your value study looking as close to the reference image as possible, while using a limited palette of values.
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gasyadocro
This assignment was so fun. My brain is reconstructing. And I begin to feel the price is very kind. I never went to Art school but I imagine this level of sophisticated class are not easy to access even in art school.
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Carl de Jager
Nice work, Gasy. I would recommend grouping the top of the box with the lights, rather than organising it with the dark halftones.
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Tony Vu
Don't think I nailed the values. I might try the assignment again in the future
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Carl de Jager
You did great, Tony. Perhaps the top of the box would be better organised with the lights, rather than with the dark halftones.
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Jean-François (Jeff) Durix
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Carl de Jager
Nice work, Jean-François. You selected value #1 for the shadow shape on the cylinder. Since the cylinder is made of the same material as the box and sphere, it would make more sense for it to have the same shadow value. The floor is a different, darker material, so it makes for the cast shadows to use value #1.
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