Saturday, April 28, 2007

week 6 revisited



here is how i usually start my paintings. i rough in a quick sketch. i then duplicate the image (just to keep the original drawing for reference) i then start blocking in color in the background and in the figure. usually using two to three tones for most things like skin and clothing. from there i'll pick out colors from the model and do a pass through the whole figure with that one color. after thats done its all about refining and doing the same process but on a finer level. paying close attention to overall shape, value, and silhouette.
i'm sure i'm missing something, but you get the idea. its all about working big and broad in the beginning and slowly working towards a smaller/detailed level. getting the initial drawing right is pretty important, as it can come back to bite you in the ass later.

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