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Determine color values and intensities with this Gray Scale and Value Finder!
Place this die-cut card directly on a photo or piece of artwork, or view it between your eyes and your subject matter to match the gray values on the card to the colors you are seeing.
The card measures 4" × 6" (10 cm × 15 cm), and it shows 10 values from 100% black to 10% black. It includes simple explanations and instructions on how to darken or lighten colors when using a color wheel.
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This gray scale and value finder is helpful
By Eloise likes to draw
from Brookfield, CT
Comments about Create-A-Color Wheel Gray Scale and Value Finder:
I am an amateur artist, and I like to draw with pencils and charcoal. I watched a professional artist demonstrate this gray scale and value finder in a video on the internet. He explained how this item was very helpful when creating a drawing from a black and white photograph. By placing the value finder next the photo and matching the various features of the image to be drawn to its matching shade of gray on the value finder, a better, more accurate, drawing can be made because the values of the photo will match the drawing. This item is exactly like the one the artist used in the video. It's easy to use, inexpensive, and by using it my drawings are greatly improved. I'm glad I bought it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Springfield, MA
This is a basic, sturdy painter's tool - as advertised. I expect it to prove very useful.
from Durham, NC
This gray scale is incredibly helpful. I like the keyhole-shaped cutouts that surround an area to analyze.
Just what I was looking for!
from Crawfordsville, IN
Amazing when you realize how values fit into and improves your charcoal and graphite. This value finder is just what I needed to improve my drawing appearance!
Perfect for getting tones correct.
from Quincy, IL
Works well for drawing and sketching when you need to get all the tones well coordinated. It is small enough to be quite portable, but it does require care not to bend it. The finder is made of fairly heavy material, but it could be bent if care is not taken. The price at Dick Blick was the best. Of course save on shipping by doing a larger order!!I really appreciate the quick delivery from this company. It is one of my favorite places to go for art supplies.
Purchased for using in an art class. It should prove to be very helpful.
from Alamogordo nm
Shared with art class. Really great to use in a class that is discussing black and whit value tones. Though I made my own, this is handy and portable. In fact, the professor is using his to help us "see" the different tone values better.
from Sweetwater, TX
Every artist must learn tone values. They are essential to recording three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface. This handy little tool should be kept close by at all times. It becomes as important as brushes, paint, or anything else in the studio.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Useful Teaching Tool!
By Miss R
from Aurora, IL
I teach a beginning drawing class at the high school level and one of our projects involves shading with value to recreate a grayscale photograph of the students' faces. Most students at this level have difficulty recognizing how dark certain areas of their skin can be and are afraid to jump in and make it darker. I use this tool in class to compare the dark values in their photo with that of their drawing. They are usually very suprised by the difference! The only downside to this product is that over time it has a tendency to fade or become yellowed.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I would buy this product again
For determining the value, this little gizmo is perfect. Works in any light. I had difficulty with the red compose-it grid in low light situations so this is what I turn to.
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