The Value Game



This is a game I created a few years back to help my students see values. I hope it helps you too!

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All Comments

  • But. I have no friends

    JJ Athan July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • that's only for digital artists though, right? ^^

    Mahri Skulls July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • I have no friends to do this with

    Sky Star July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • This works quite well with greyscale studies as well, instead of having a person pick the values for you randomly, you take a picture or painting and guess them from there before eyedropping. Perhaps that is even more practical in a sense of being authentic to actual value study with measurable amount of success.

    Rædine Tainmoun July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • I'm gonna play this with 10 people. Me and the voices in my head

    vanezcha July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • There is a game on Google's play store called Blendoku where you are given colors and have to put them in the right order so they blend into each other. Not the same, but still a good game to help distinguish colors.

    Ley Williams July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • This was helpful. Thanks Sycra.

    narayantx July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • Just found this website so you can "play" it by yourself
    http://spchopr.com/valuegame/

    JR1001 July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • Can this work with different colours?

    Tommy Kong July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • awesome! what brand of colored pencil do you use?

    colorpaper princess July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • "This requires two or more people."
    Well, so much for that.

    roman11777 July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • Thank you so much Sycra! I did this yesterday (10 values) and got a score of 20 and today (10 values) got a score of 4! (1 point each mistake) 😀 will keep practicing for a month

    Kristy Glas July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • Thank you Sycra.
    Dont have who to play with so I plan to make many layers of these and then try to solve one per day 🙂 that way you wont by accident remember the answer ^^

    Kristy Glas July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • how do 2 people use the same canvas lol? unless they are in ur house

    GevoArt July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • You could modify this if you don't have anyone to play with and just open a greyscale picture, crop out a section of the picture, and try to match it as best as you can.

    kaseit July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • Excuse me, yea talking over here…
    if I can only get your attention. in a drawing, should all your values be the same or different? I'm just getting into coloring, and It can be very hard to understand. 

    Renkai Noctis July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • Hard mode: Have your partner pick a saturated value (ex. dark green) and you have to match the grayscale counterpart.

    You can also play this by yourself using pictures online and picking random colors from them.

    Paleclaw July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • I tried this to see how I'd do, I just made a random sheet with 10 different values. I managed to get it 100% correct (0) on 5 out of these 10, then on 3 of the others i was off by 1%, and then in the last 2 I was off by 5% and 3%, it's really easy.

    Cestarian Inhabitant July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • just found this:    http://color.method.ac/   not really for practicing values, but helpful anyways… ^u^

    Light W July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • Hey Syrcra, 
    I was just wondering, you mentioned it took you a month of training yourself like 12 hours a day to understand value. But what exactly is there to understand about value? 

    Rory Jakobs July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • Can you please teach me!?

    SxFm July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • I got an 11 on my first try. -___-

    Rick Volder July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • Thank You Sycra. This helps a great deal!

    Omair Jamal July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • I used a similar quick fire 'game' to learn bass clef notes for music and learnt very quickly. I would agree that this kind of rapid mass of problems followed by solutions is the best way to learn.

    Martin Lee July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • how is your buisness going? are you making more money? you are very motivated, wow.

    Alexander Petrohv July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • You can do this by yourself if you find a image on the internet and turn it to gray-scale. Then you circle areas that you are trying to match and then match them. This helps me with it and also makes me be able to see values based on what is around them and compensate for it. It may sound odd or useless, but it seems to help.

    ellock1998 July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • Thanks for making this kind of video. I'm no where near starting from scratch, but even I found immense value in the materials you presented here. I recently started to create my own comic book, and have been looking for more inspiration and exercises to better my skills. Glad I found your channel, keep up the amazing work you're doing!

    Joey Buczek July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • It woukd not take me long to get good at this. I match colors at a printing company for a living.

    Xanclavious July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • No one to practice the value game with… No problem… Head to http://spchopr.com/valuegame and try it out.

    William Shakour July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • Hi Sycra. I made the ultimate value game workbook for anyone to work on. It includes grey tones as well as the primaries, secondaries and all colours. You can download it here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_O3m4AAhMI7VFlEeFhPckgzaDA/edit?usp=sharing

    Nick Allott July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • I hacked together a random generator for the colour-splotches, it can be found here: http://www.virtualhorizons.org/sycras-value-game/

    MrTonyMeijer July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • nobody to practice with..

    exoMastermind July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • That's pretty cool! Thanks, Sycra. A way you could transition into colour is to have the first player select the values in greyscale and the other person tries to match it with different values with a colour of choice or assigned. Then you switch it to greyscale and to compare how they did value-wise.

    xNeroTheSablex July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • This will be great for when I start taking graphic design classes again. Thanks!!

    AMCW July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • I think it would be trickier if it were with colors…much trickier…that could be the challenge round or bonus for that game :3

    ariannasv22 July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • nice tip

    darkquail2003 July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • Is there any way you can do it traditional ?

    Andrew Vazquez July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • good exercise.  🙂

    zycane July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • This seems like a fun game, and looks like it could work with colors as well!

    Foervraengd July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • Do you know that I really want to download all your videos and upload them to a Chinese website. Pity most of them won't have the oppotunity to watch your videos.

    Hans Xhe July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • awesome.

    EwokOverlord July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • Sounds like fun!

    Bargoroth July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • no idea where is the fun part xd

    plagues90 July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • And to make the game better, take a shot of vodka every time you get one right!

    Luxpulcher July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • hey sycra can i ask u how to set the colous wheel in photoshop cc ? 

    Soufian Addioui July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • I'm actually good at this, who knew.

    Meh Gusta July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply
  • nice! thanks!!! : )

    Xidcat July 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply

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