The Values
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My best tips on drawing tonal values.

10 years of teaching experience condensed into 1 hour, designed to be immediately useful in your own artwork.

Values Guide Product Package

Master drawing tonal values

Just like a musician communicates through musical notes, a visual artist communicates through tonal values. Values make an image understandable. 

If you’ve reached a point in your development where you would like to better understand how to use values, this drawing guide is for you.

Steps for inventing tonal values

Content Overview

This guide helps you make more realistic and striking images by changing the way you use tonal values both from observation and from imagination. The downloadable package includes three video lessons, a 10-page eBook, and three printable cheat-sheets.

3 Video Lessons

A thorough introduction to tonal values and tips for working from observation and from imagination.

Guide eBook

A 10-page handbook explaining the concepts covered in the video lessons.

3 Cheat-Sheets

A one-page summary of the most important insights. Designed to print and hang on your studio wall.

About the Instructor

Dorian Iten draws, paints, sculpts and teaches. He completed his classical painting education at Angel Academy of Art in Florence and has served as Digital Art & Design Program Director at Barcelona Academy of Art. 

Learn more at www.dorian-iten.com/about

About the Instructor

Portrait photograph of Dorian Iten

Dorian Iten draws, paints, sculpts and teaches. He completed his classical painting education at Angel Academy of Art in Florence and has served as Digital Art & Design Program Director at Barcelona Academy of Art. 

Learn more at www.dorian-iten.com/about

Portrait of Anthony Waichulis

Anthony Waichulis

Trompe L’oeil painter, Director, Ani Art Academies

Dorian carefully walks the viewer through a successful representational drawing effort – from the earliest considerations to the realized linear construct. I regularly recommend his wonderful guide to our students.

I have never seen anyone so dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate about teaching. The positivity, and the amount of time, energy, and effort that Dorian gives to his students is a wonder and a privilege.

Black and white photo of Mayc Rancel

Mayec Rancel

Senior FX TD, Double Negative

Portrait of Adam Paquette

Adam Paquette

Artist & Storyteller

Having witnessed Dorian at work, I can vouch for the efficiency of his methods. Not only does his passion for visual accuracy inform beautiful works of art, but his finesse in observation extends into an eye for detail in every area of his life, seeking truth and beauty in all facets of the world around him. Dorian is a ‘seer’ of remarkable dedication and authenticity.

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