Value DVD

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A painting demonstration is also included in this lesson. Watch as Brian applies the principles of Value to the subject of a paint brush while painting from life. By understanding how to effectively use Value, the artist is given a powerful tool for achieving the illusion of form and is then better prepared to understand the principles of Color and Edges.

This 2 Disc set includes 1 hour and 40 minutes of instruction.

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Values are different degrees of light and dark which can be measured on a scale from black to white. They provide the tools that are necessary in order to create the illusion of a third dimension. Values allow the artist to achieve a greater sense of volume and depth within a subject.

Learn how to incorporate the principles of Value into your own paintings as Brian explains the following:

The Value Scale
How to accurately recognize and judge values
Establishing a reference point to use as a guide when judging values
Value Relationships
Keying a painting higher or lower in value
How Value sets the stage on which Color performs

4 reviews for Value DVD

  1. Brian Jekel

    “Thirty years ago, I began expressing to my art students the importance of having a good library of books . I also said that if you would have just one book it should be Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis. Ten years ago, I added that if there were 2 books in your library it should be Creative Illustration and also Alla Prima by Richard Schmid. This year I added The Principles of Painting, a 4 DVD set by Brian Neher, to those two books. What these resources have in common is that they are all packed with information. Brian starts with the basics of sound drawing and builds with the fundamentals of painting that you would expect from a good art school. The DVD’s are filled with demos and examples that complement Brian’s clear explanations. Brian is articulate and thoughtful in his presentations. I highly recommend these DVD’s to anybody who is serious about being an artist or someone who would like to get started in painting.”

  2. Tisha Robinson

    “I have been a fan of Joe Bowler, the renowned portrait artist, for almost 30 years. I was so excited when I learned about Brian Neher and that he has been a Bowler student for over 15 years. Neher’s work is extraordinary, and one can definitely see the great influence that Bowler has had on his work. I couldn’t wait to purchase all of his videos so that I could learn more from him, especially the “Painting Outdoor Light” DVD. I am thrilled about how my color skills have improved since reviewing the video set. I now truly understand about how important color temperature is and how it can help turn the form and how to create “grays” that yield believable flesh tones. I often leave the videos running on my computer next to me while I paint, so I get to hear the principles over and over. It’s like having Neher teaching me in my own studio. The DVDs are very well done and extremely thorough on teaching the techniques. It is totally worth the money for artists on any level to help further their skills.”

  3. Kyle Keith

    “Brian Neher’s video instruction series is by far one of the finest and most informative series on painting available. Brian’s approach to teaching is thorough and fundamental, giving the student who is eager for real knowledge the information they need in order to understand the guiding principles of value, color and light. I particularly enjoyed the way in which Brian presented his examples. As an Instructor, his illustrations helped me to clarify my own teaching approach, and I believe my students have benefited greatly as a result. Brian Neher’s portraits are stunning, filled with the mystery of light and color. In his video series, “The Principles of Painting”, Brian shares the same knowledge that has helped him to create such memorable works. He makes the information easy to grasp and remember. I appreciate that Brian did not focus on himself in the series but really focused on educating the artist in a clear and plain spoken manner, with the same commitment that he pours into each of his paintings.”

  4. Anne Campbell, author at Home Educating Family Association

    “In Principles of Painting Volume II: Value, Brian Neher discusses the principles of values as they relate to painting. Mr. Neher explains that values are to a painter what musical notes are to a musician. Values are what give your paintings the illusion of a third dimension. Using shades on a scale from black to white with various grays in between, Mr. Neher describes how artists represent different degrees of light and dark. He compares these shades to a dimmer switch, where the artist can add more or less light, depending on his desired effect.”

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