What is value? Value is essentially how light or dark a color is. In other words, it is the brightness of a color. The lighter the color, the higher the value — and vice versa. Value is what gives a painting the volume . Knowing how to correctly use value can be the difference between dull or uninteresting paintings and beautiful eye-catching works of art. It's the dark color that tells the story in a painting. It took me some time to learn the importance of value, but once I
I have always loved art and drawing. I studied at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and then began working for a publishing house as a typesetter and layout artist.