The top photo was done in oil and I got out my value scale and really looked at a photo, numbering them as I saw them. The second photo, the pencil sketch, I was feeling pretty good about until I compared it to the more accurate oil study. I think it might be hard to tell these are from the same reference source.
All in all, I'm hoping to do more of these studies and see if I can't improve my value handling better.
What about you, do you ever do value studies?
|4" x 6" value oil sketch on gessoed paper|
|2" x 2.5" pencil value sketch|