Elements of Art
The relative degree of lightness or darkness of a particular color.
Eamples of Value
By using 3D forms & a light source you can create a sketch with value
A couple of examples that show value with pencil or charcoal.
Lightness to darkness
Example of Value Gradiation
Simple way of showing where the lightness starts & where the darkness ends, creating a sphere instead of a regular circle.
An example of a "Value" artist
Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) He is famous for his Impossible Constructions such as "Ascending & Descending", "Relativity".
He was left-handed just like Leonardo DaVinci, Michelangelo.
Most of his famous artworks were made in Italy, he had so much inspiration by the way the streets, & buildings were on the hills.
A few of M.C. Escher's most popular artworks
"Hand with Reflecting Sphere"
It was done in January 1935, also known for Self-Portrait in Spherical form. As soon as Escher publicized this lithogram it amazed everyone by how detailed it is.
"Three Spheres II"
Made in 1946. The sphere from left to right is transparent to the rest. the middle sphere has Escher's reflection showing his studio desk. the third sphere is neither transparent nor reflective.
Made in 1946 inspired by reflections in the rest of his drawings, also inspired by everything in his sight.