Values and Blending

Below is a Value Chart

Practice these values going from light to dark, and dark to light daily till you get comfortable doing them. It may seem repetitious, but it will pay-off in over time.

Incorrect Blending

Observe the incorrect blending technique in the following image. This way of blending will not give you a smooth and even finish.

Incorrect blending

Correct Blending

Observe blending technique in the following image. This is the way you want to practice blending. Regular practice by gradually apply less and less pressure on your pencil with each stroke.

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Note: All images the above images enlarge by clicking on them.

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