So for me understanding value is a major obstacle to painting.... I just can't see it... and I know it's the main thing. I can draw easily in black and white it's when color is added I have the problem and I can paint subjects but getting it to all fall into place has been a challenge soooo I'm "cheating" But don't really care as long as I can finally have it click in my brain..... and it makes more sense to me now and I can immediately pick up on what I have done wrong and where.
I have decided to take side by side photos that are in color and on my iPhone change it to tonal setting (maybe you already do this with your photoshop and gimp but I haven't, and don't even use those)
as follows are #4  paintings and suddenly it all makes sense when everyone says pay attention to your values lol
So so now I can see exactly what needs to be darker/lighter and where.
Do do you think this will help or hinder progress in DMP?