Everyone seemed to enjoy the discussions about Light and Shadow. I grabbed some screens from "Peter Pan" because they show a great control of values. The lighting in every scene is so simple and cartoony, yet the film feels beautiful and lush. Like everything else in drawing, values work best when they're kept simple. Less is always more!
Special thanks to Jenny over at The Blackwing Diaries for telling me how to do screen grabs on a Mac. We will share adjoining cells at the trademark-infringement prison.
Take a look: all the uses of value in these sketches applies to doing tones and values in your storyboards. Keep your values limited to three values: Black, White and a Middle Grey. At most, four values: Black, White, Light Grey and Dark Grey. Any more values than that and a drawing gets mushy. Save black against white where you want the eye to go first. In those light areas near your subject, put texture and detail to draw the eye to where you want it. Use dark areas to minimize detail where you don't want the eye to go. And block in dark shapes to help create a frame around your character.