You may have heard about tonal values, and that it’s one of the most fundamental art concepts to know when you want to paint and draw faces. And not only for faces, but in visual arts in general. But why is that, and what are tonal values actually? Watch my 10 minutes introduction video to find out more.
If you know what tonal values are and how to work with them, you can give your portraits (and other visual artworks) more depth and interest. Why? And how? That’s the topic of the video below. We’ll explore what tonal values are, why they are important, and how you can work with them in practice.
Knowing about tonal values is so important that it’s also the first main subject of my in-depth online portrait class Drawing in the Soul. And with just a few weeks to go before a new round of this class starts, it’s good to learn more about this topic.
So let’s start the video and dive into the world of tonal values!
So that was my introduction to tonal values. For me personally, tonal values really are the basis for my art – and especially for portraits. The values are the most important part of my portraits, because if the values are right, you can use any color or texture and it will still look like a ‘credible’ face.
And how about you? Do you work with tonal values in your art? Why, or why not? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Let me know in a comment below!
Tonal values is the first main subject that we’ll focus on in my in-depth portrait class Drawing in the Soul. You’ll learn how to see them and how to work with them. Those are very important skills to learn when you want to create more realistic looking portraits.
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