Tuesday, July 7, 2009

old master studies

Haven't been doing too much of this lately, but I really need to improve all aspects of my drawing, so here we go :) Learned some cool stuff about modeling form in the shadows and making them transparent, and also about preserving lightness of touch.

I've been dissecting my Cornwell book as well, and did a number of composition studies and one color copy in oil, which I'll post soon. I also bought a pastel set, which should arrive in the next week or so. I'm really excited about it, because it's less messy and (to me) feels more informal than oil painting. I figure I'll have more time to work on values, edges, color and drawing without some of the extra baggage. Will post more soon.