How to Create a Value Finder

Lesson Outcome

In this lesson I will show you how to create your own value finder. This is a useful aid to have when painting. Please prepare the below dimensions before beginning the lesson.

Creating a value finder is a useful tool for painters as it helps them to accurately assess the tonal values in their work and make adjustments as needed. By using a value finder, painters can more easily determine which areas of their painting need to be lightened or darkened in order to achieve the desired level of contrast and depth. This tool can also be useful in ensuring that colours are consistent throughout the painting, as well as in determining the overall tonal balance. Additionally, by using a value finder to evaluate their work, painters can more easily identify areas that may appear flat or lacking in interest, allowing them to make the necessary adjustments to improve the overall impact of their painting. Overall, incorporating a value finder into the painting process can greatly enhance the accuracy and quality of a painting.

To fully understand this lesson create your own value finder using the template below.

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