Tuesday, September 1, 2020

"You Don't Suck At Color" - Chris Beatrice Explains Value

This post at Muddy Colors, You Don't Suck At Color, is fascinating. Chris takes the same image, of a fictitious “Horace Cunningham, avid opera goer and hardboiled police detective" and illustrates (pun intended) how value functions, and how it functions separately from color.

Super fascinating, and hopefully helpful to those of you who illustrate for children and teens.

There's also an explanation of highlights (specular highlights) and shadow (occlusion shadows) and how they add to the values of an image as well.

Illustrators - go check out the full post here.

My thanks to Elizabeth Dulemba who shouted out to this post in her excellent links list.

Illustrate and Write On,

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