“Do I really have to do a value study?” Perhaps you have said that or at least thought it, doing a quick sketch without much thought. There are important reasons for honoring your value sketches. They will guide you to a freer, stronger painting without the hesitations and changes that somehow diminish the final result. What is the point of value sketches? Consider what you might do with the photo above. Time to start drawing value sketches. Or get the new video on the reasons for and the secrets of doing value sketches.