Value & Tone With Acrylics by Robert Joyner

Value & Tone With Acrylics

Turn your flat art into dynamic paintings that have more depth and believability.

The Rundown

Value and tone are arguably the most important fundamentals for intermediate and advanced artists to master. It has a direct impact on how your objects look and can easily make, or break a painting. There's a long list of common mistakes artists make when painting and value and tone are right at the top.

The lessons in this course will help you avoid many of the common mistakes. And you will learn why value and tone are more important than trying to match colors in your subject(s).

Who is this class for?

Intermediate and advanced artists that need more clarity on how to develop their subjects into more dynamic shapes. Its recommended you have at least one, or more, year of painting before you take this class.

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What's included?

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What's New?
Update Log
Thoughts On Learning
Value & Tone
Getting Started & Material List
Intro To Grayscale
5 mins
Value Range Example
3 mins
Learn The Basic Shapes
13 mins
Grayscale Demo With House
10 mins
Capturing Depth With Grayscale
7 mins
Quick Look Art Color
4 mins
Capturing Depth With Color
7 mins
Grayscale VS Color Demo
16 mins
Intro To Tone
4 mins
Tone Demo
13 mins
Drawing Mediums
7 mins
Mixed Media Demo Using Tone & Value
18 mins


Who is this course for?

This course is for you if 1) You are an experienced artist that wants to learn how to create more dynamic artwork.  2) You are tired of wasting time and money watching free videos that only leave more questions than answers. 3) You want to improve your ability to paint expressively by learning proper fundamentals. 4) You want to improve your ability to create more believability in your work. 5) You do not want to spend hours of your valuable time searching through the sea of information out there. 6) You want a structured, concise, and value-packed course to guide you.

I'm a total beginner, is this course for me?

Sure. This course covers beginner, intermediate and advanced skills designed for all artists. Start with the basics and move forward as you become more skilled.

How long do I have access?

You will have lifetime access to these lessons once you purchase. Plus get all updates for free.
Or, you can opt to become a member and use it as long as your membership is active.

What if I hate it?

Whoa now, hate is a pretty strong word! But if you are unhappy with the course just contact me within 30 days of your purchase and I will refund your money. Simple as that :)

What materials will I need?

By taking this course it's assumed that you are an experienced painter and have the basic supplies such as acrylic paints, brushes, and so on. Since we will focus on acrylics & mixed media you will need the following materials.

  • 10 sheets of 22 x 30" 140 lb. watercolor paper (Robert uses cold press)
  • Variety of acrylic, or shellac inks - Your choice of colors
  • Charcoal and/or graphite sticks/pencils
  • Artist grade crayons - Robert uses caran d'ache (choose 4-5 colors to start)