This one skill will improve your artwork TREMENDOUSLY! Your eye will be drawn to the area where the lightest light meets the darkest dark. Make that your focal point and hit the entire value range for more dramatic paintings or drawings.
Marilyn Wescott uses toned paper to create a range of values in part 2 of her “Are you afraid of the dark?” sketchbook art tutorials. Here, she uses a brown paper grocery bag “‘zine” she created in a previous video.