Color Value

color value

To understand a hue's value on a color mixing chart, imagine what shade it would be if it were turned into a black-and-white photograph.

Color value definition

Color values describe the degree of lightness and darkness of a color. Determining the hue value of the color you will paint is one of the first steps of successful painting. This theory is the underlying purpose of grisaille underpainting and value sketches.

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