Color Theory I: Value

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    In this video series, instructor Bill Perkins breaks down the complex topic of Color Theory in a clear and easy to understand way. In this first lesson Bill Perkins is focused on values and he will introduce the importance of establishing a strong Matrix and the mood by adjusting your Major and Minor Keys. He will also demonstrate the importance and differences between designing via Chiaroscuro and Notan and show you how you can utilize these schemes in your drawings and paintings.


    • Conté Crayon – Black
    • General’s Charcoal Pencil – 2B
    • CarbOthello Pencil – Black
    • Newsprint Paper
    • Grumbacher Artists’ Oil Colors – Black and White
    • Hog Hair Bristle Brushes – Filberts
    • Palette Knife
    • Silicoil Brush Cleaning Tank
    • Gamblin Gamsol Oderless Mineral Spirits
    • Metal Paint Scraper
    • Canvas Panel
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    Hi, I don’t know if this happens only to me, but there is no transcript in this course.

    Minh Do
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    I understand a lot more on making a painting,very useful tutorial


    Luigi Clemente
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    These are great lessons, thanks!

    A minor note: please pronounce chiaroscuro as /kɪˌɑːɹəˈskʊəɹəʊ/ as in “key”, not “church” 🙂

    Sebastian Cosenza saad
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    it would be really  useful to see the reference image he is using to make the drawing

    Joshua JacoboJoshua Jacobo
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    These were shot almost 8 years ago before we have the new format where references are available. Hopefully we will get a chance to go back into this content and retroactively add images.

    Kevin Gibbons
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    Thanks for updating this video and adding the reference images. I sure would like to see Perkins revisit this and narrate more instruction and more detailed thoughts about what he is doing. Maybe in a more pedantic way that would help me in taking notes.

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