Check your values properly
I just wanted to say what a fantastic issue 104 was, especially the workshop by Jennifer Healy whose work is sublime – she’s certainly an inspirational artist.
One thing that I wanted to mention from Jennifer’s workshop was her excellent tip for the Value Check. However, there was a vital part of this useful artist insight missing (in both the video and magazine): you need to fill a new layer with white and set the Blending mode to Color.
I know it’s only a minor detail to point out among a very detailed workshop, but I just wanted to follow this up as the Value Check is extremely helpful. It took me a while to work it out and that’s why I wanted to help other readers who also may not know this. Paul Oldridge, via email Claire replies Paul, we’re always happy when artists share their tips and secrets – it’s this sort of openness that’s just one of the reasons why our art community is so great. Thanks for sending this in.
Jennifer’s art from issue 104 caught a lot of our readers’ eyes, including our star letter writer’s.