Value Scale Definition

The term ‘value’ in the context of art refers to the lightness or darkness of a color. Value scale is a gray scale comprising of a series of spaces filled with various shades of a color. The shades range from the lightest to the darkest. Usually, white or the lightest shade starts from one side of the scale and slowly shifts to the darkest shade or black on the other end of the scale. A value scale serves as a guide to create a range of values. A good artwork includes within it a full range of values.
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