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Color Theory I: Value with Bill Perkins

Color Theory I: Value
Master the Principles of Color! Begin your study of color theory by focusing on value

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Bill Perkins
Composition, Light & Color
Oil Paints, Pencil
3h 19m 30s

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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