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Y04 Values in Colors

This heavily illustrated article introduces you to the single most important element of learning how to paint or draw in color; seeing the values of colors. You can color in an artwork of a realistic subject with hundreds of different colors, but without an intrinsic or learned understanding of values, your painting or drawing cannot possibly appear three-dimensional. No matter what colored medium you choose, or which colors you use, you still need to use a full range of values from light to dark.

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