Jacqueline 's Value Gallery

High Contrast is when you can distinguish the white from the black values. There will be an extreme difference, like in this picture, the white flashed on the people's faces and part of the sky is noticeably white. Other images are black, like the water spout and the back of their faces.
This image represents Low Contrast because it is mostly dull and has a limited amount of value range. This Cathedral is somewhat faded and toward the bottom the value stays the same, there is no big difference that is obvious.
Attached shadows are displayed throughout this image on this man's face. Attached shadows are sections of value on the basic surface of the object. When browsing this image, attached shadows can be found on the man's neck, cheek, forehead, and hair.
A cast shadow is when the value is shown according to the space occupying the object. In this image, the taller woman occupies a shadow directly to her left. The value of the shadow is directed toward the woman and is created by the light source which is the light to the right.
Balanced Value Distribution is when the image contains an even amount of black and white objects so the value is balanced. Like in this image, there is about the same amount of curvilinear black objects as there are white.
Unbalanced Value Distribution is when the light to darkness is not even. In this picture, the color black dominates white; therefore, the value was not distributed evenly. The man's hair, robe, and some of the background is dark color while there are only a few light colors in the background and on his arms/chest.
Value Scale shows the variety of values ranging from light to dark colors. In this piece of art, the building consists of different value ranges. Toward the top, it is very dark and moving toward the right side of the photo, it gets lighter. It seems that there is a roof on the right side that is dark and right beside it there is a change to white. Though it is not a rectangular white to dark value scale, it shows a range of light/dark values.
Volumetric Value is when 2D shapes appear to be 3D due to the added value. In this image, the rectangular figures appear to be 3D because there is dark and light value ranges. The dark value is added to the bottom and the light value is on the top, creating objects that look voluminous.
Atmospheric perspective is when certain objects are faded in the background, making it look far away and other objects are emphasized toward the front. In this painting, the mountains are faded in the background and the other pieces of land are in the front. This creates an illusion of atmosphere.
Chiaroscuro is the value technique where there is a light source and darkness is added to create contrast. In this picture, the Saint is looking toward the light source while there is a fair amount of darkness behind him. The darkness is added to bring our focus toward him and what he's looking at.
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