Since working at the DAM I’ve been able to sketch when I have a break. It’s not often but these are some of the studies I’ve done since January of this year.
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I just finished a colour study, which started out as a value study, and I decided to track my progress. After I rendered the image in greyscale I put colour on top of it because there are some artists that use this technique and I’ve always wanted to try it out. It’s a good way to keep your values consistent without having to worry about muddying your colours or painting the wrong values in a piece.
As you can see in the image it starts with a sketch and then I lay down the values quickly. After that I start to refine the features in step 3 and 4. Step 5 has been pretty well polished but I noticed that it doesn’t really look like my reference. So, I start to refine it more until it does.
At Step 7 I’m pleased with how it looks, and all the values are correct, so I begin to add colour and adjust the layers as needed. Eventually I paint over everything, adding more detail and then finalizing it.
For the finished image, you can see it on my website.
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This is just a test post for my new art blog.