Blocking in values using color
As we established earlier, in the Setting creative limitations section, we're going to tackle three of our challenges, all at the same time. First, we're only going to be choosing six colors initially, three sets of two to correspond with our shadows, midtones, and highlights respectively. Second, instead of working in grayscale to block in our initial values, we'll be working directly in color for the entire process. Third, we are not allowed to use pure black or pure white in this study; however, that doesn't mean we can't use some extremely dark or light colors!
Letting Value Do The Work
Up until this point of this book, I have been very adamant that value takes precedent over the other aspects of color (hue and saturation, respectively). Enough so, that in our previous five-chapter long landscape project, we started with a "value pass" of black and white to block in our values in Chapter 3, Utilizing Layers...