Rendering Light With Value
What you need:Soft Pastel Crayons
Light is one of the most fascinating elements in a painting. You can capture the effect of light by using both value and colour temperature contrasts, such as placing light and dark values next to each other and pairing warm colours with cool colours. The contrast doesn’t have to be dramatic; in fact, if the darkest and lightest colours are closer in value, the painting will seem more realistic. Contrasts in colour temperature between the warm, light areas and the cool shadows have great impact.
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