20 Photos - Jul 13, 2014
Photo: Acrylic value Scale - Start with a dark color and add aprox the same amount of white for each segment. Punch holes in the centers when it is dry.Photo: Acrylic. without values objects look flat.Photo: Acrylic. A value study lets you see how the light works on a subject.Photo: Watercolor Value scale -  Leaving the white of the paper for white, use the same value  each time to build up the value for the dark.Photo: Watercolor - Value (light and dark) are more important than the color when creating depth and light in your painting.Photo: Watercolor - Value studies let you concentrate on the shape of an object.Photo: Acrylic - Built distance with soft grayed colors adding colors and detail as you come forward.Photo: Acrylic - Give water distance with softer, grayer colors in the distance and more color and detail in the foreground.Photo: Acrylic - Even in a still life to create depth, leave the back elements softer and grayer, things in front more colorful and detailed.Photo: Watercolor - Start in the background with soft blue grays and build with washes to the foreground.Photo: While this is a watercolor the rules apply to all mediums: Softer and grayer in the distance, getting more colorful and detailed in the foreground.Photo: Finding the horizon - It is always the viewers eye level whether you are up high...Photo: ...or down low.Photo: Lines that are perspective lines vanish on the horizon.Photo: Photo: Photo: Here the lines are all the same size as the go to the distance and get closer together, the front line looks smaller that the back lines.Photo: To create distance in your art you need to remember the above.Photo: Photo: My photo of clear blue skies and distant mountain ranges.