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Value in Art: Understanding the Use of Value in Art
Written by MasterClass
Last updated: Jun 7, 2021 • 3 min read
Value is one of the elements of art that dictates how light or dark a color appears. Whether you’re working with acrylic paints, watercolors, pastels, or graphite, a basic tonal shift in the value of a color can communicate light source, focal point, and depth.