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Idea to Value Sketch

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In this tutorial we are going to cover my workflow for coming up with a concept and turning it into a value sketch.

Value sketches are an important part of my process for both personal or professional work. It is a powerful technique to learn as it has the ability to tell a story without much detail. You can quickly validate an idea for yourself, or sell a concept to a client without much time wasted at all.

So lets start creating!

Topics covered

- Finding your story & References. My approach to coming up with an idea and what I look for in a reference (13 minutes)

- The initial sketch. How I learn from the references and set up a composition  (7 minutes)

- Value sketch in REALTIME. How I block in values and establish a scene (57 minutes)

- Checklist for you to start your next sketch

What do you get?

- Over 1 hour and 15 minutes of narrated video content covering my workflow

- Final value sketch in JPG format

Who is this for?

- Creatives and Designer's looking to expand their skill set in digital image making / drawing

Tools Used

- iPad Pro + Procreate + Apple Pencil

(This tutorial can also be followed in alternative digital painting software such as; Adobe Photoshop, Infinite Painter etc.)

What do I need before I start?

- Some experience with digital image making workflows

- Basic knowledge of digital painting software, such as Procreate, Photoshop etc.

- Basic experience using a drawing tablet or equivalent tool (Wacom tablet, iPad Pro, etc.)

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