How to Paint a Monochromatic Scene Option 1

Use a value scale to create a monochromatic painting.

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How to Paint a Monochromatic Scene Option 1
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Set up your paint tray.

Set up your paint tray.

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Draw a rectangle on your paper to give your painting a border.

Draw a rectangle on your paper to give your painting a border.

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Mix your tints.

Mix your tints.

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Lightest tint is value 2 on your value scale.

Lightest tint is value 2 on your value scale.

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Mix your tints.

Mix your tints.

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Your medium tint is value 3 on your value scale.

Your medium tint is value 3 on your value scale.

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Mix your shades.

Mix your shades.

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Your darkest shade is value 6 on your value scale.

Your darkest shade is value 6 on your value scale.

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Mix your shades.

Mix your shades.

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Your medium shade is value 5 on your value scale.

Your medium shade is value 5 on your value scale.

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Use value 2 to paint your first mountain at the top of your paper.

Use value 2 to paint your first mountain at the top of your paper.

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Use value 3 to paint your second mountain. Overlap your first mountain. There should be no gaps in between your mountains.

Use value 3 to paint your second mountain. Overlap your first mountain. There should be no gaps in between your mountains.

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Use value 4 to paint your next mountain. Overlap your previous mountain. Make each mountain peak different.

Use value 4 to paint your next mountain. Overlap your previous mountain. Make each mountain peak different.

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Repeat step 15 with value 5.

Repeat step 15 with value 5.

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Repeat step 17 with value 7 (black). This mountain should fill the bottom of your painting space. Congratulations! You created a monochromatic scene!

Repeat step 17 with value 7 (black). This mountain should fill the bottom of your painting space. Congratulations! You created a monochromatic scene!

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