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Foothill Technology High School - Art & Design: Elements of Design: Value

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Elements of Design: Value

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Foothill Technology High School - Art & Design: Elements of Design: Value

  1. 1. Elements of ArtElements of Art ValueValue
  2. 2. ValueValue  Value is theValue is the range from lightrange from light to dark.to dark.
  3. 3. Value: UsesValue: Uses  Value can be used forValue can be used for emphasis.emphasis.  Variations in valueVariations in value are used to create aare used to create a focal point for thefocal point for the design of a picture.design of a picture.  What do you look atWhat do you look at first in this image?first in this image? Why?Why?
  4. 4.  A light figure on aA light figure on a dark backgrounddark background will be immediatelywill be immediately recognized as therecognized as the center of attention.center of attention.  We do not look atWe do not look at the shadows, butthe shadows, but instead the lighterinstead the lighter areas of the image.areas of the image.
  5. 5.  Similarly for a darkSimilarly for a dark figure on a mostlyfigure on a mostly white background.white background.
  6. 6. Judith Beheading HolofernesJudith Beheading Holofernes CaravaggioCaravaggio
  7. 7. Judith Beheading HolofernesJudith Beheading Holofernes CaravaggioCaravaggio
  8. 8. Creating DimensionCreating Dimension  Without shading, theWithout shading, the image looks flat, two-image looks flat, two- dimensional.dimensional.  The contour of theThe contour of the hand is definedhand is defined correctly but lackscorrectly but lacks volume.volume.
  9. 9. Creating DimensionCreating Dimension  Areas of light andAreas of light and dark can give a three-dark can give a three- dimensionaldimensional impression.impression.  Shading createsShading creates realistic lighting.realistic lighting.
  10. 10. Creating DimensionCreating Dimension  Image is made up of:Image is made up of:  HighlightsHighlights  MidtonesMidtones  ShadowsShadows

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