Not sure if this has been posted, but here is a pic I got off of Ballistic Publishing. While we can use Adobe Gamma, and such other products to calibrate our monitors, that software is pretty mainststreamed, and most of us can't afford a spyder, so using this pic is as hands on as we can get. I've been spending some time in the critique forums, and have recently had to go on a shitty stand by monitor, right away it makes half of my critiques totally useless, I can't explain how depressing it is to view the same art on two totally different classes of monitors( at least if you are going backward).
The lack of hue integriy rapes the pictures.
Then I figured, there is so much beautiful shit being spewed out here, it would be a shame if most of it isn't being viewed more true to the artists original vision, simply because we don't have our monitors better calibrated.
So, first of all,
MAKE SURE YOU ARE VIEWING IT at 100%, otherwise it'll fuck up everything.
Now, what you are supposed to do is to try and make all of the squares fade into their own outlining hue, so that the two meld into one larger square. Ideally, try to do this with just the hardware monitor options, not having to change anything through your display software.
Try to get back while you are doing this, and squint. Chances are you won't succeed all the way through, try to get the midtones though.
Also, For best results try to do this with a grey or black background/outlining.