I’ve just posted a new video showing how to use a value scale to select fabrics for various elements of a pictorial composition. By managing the value range you can make some people or items stand out more than others. Here is a photo of a self portrait I did with high value contrast
I’ve done a second version of this with a narrow value range. I did this by replacing the very lightest and darkest fabrics. It would seem that I’ve already packed that piece in anticipation of moving to a new house and didn’t take a photo first. You can see it, however, in my latest video.