In this step of adding values to my line drawing I used Photoshop to paint in the values with various greys. Sketching with pencil is usually the way I make a value sketch but when I am demonstrating online sometimes it is easier to use a drawing program like Photoshop.
This step gives me a good idea of where my darkest darks and the lightest lights will be in my painting. When I start my painting with color I know where all the values in the painting are before I start. This step also helps in adjusting any problem areas where it can easily be improved. I will use this value sketch during the painting process to keep the values similiar. The only difference will be my painting will be in color but the values should be similiar to my sketch above. Check back for the next step in painting a seascape.
Thanks, PJ Cook