Scott describes the Prismacolor value markers he uses for compositional work.
Value scales typically range from 1 to 10.
Different companies make 1 the lightest light while others make 1 the darkest dark.
The numbering sequence isn't important. The important idea is that there is a range of values from light to dark that can be traversed in 10 steps.
You will rarely use 10 values in a painting. Typical paintings have three to four major values. It is important to have separation between your values so that the planes in your painting read / are understood by the viewer.
You will rarely use the extremes of the value scale in your paintings (1 or 10).
Create a gray scale value chart with 10 values using value markers.
Create a gray scale value chart with 10 values using gouache or oil paint (or medium of choice).
AOP Drawing Journal
A set of value markers (see supply shop page for a recommendation)
AOP Painting Journal
Paints (or medium of choice)
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