Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Demo Value Sketch and Color Comp


Before doing the class demo from the previous  blog I did a quick marker value study.  By exploring and simplifying the value arrangements in a quick sketch I was better able to tie some of the pieces together.  I think its like beginning a conversation with someone you don't know yet.  We found an understanding that let us continue. 
I then did this 4 1/4 by 4 3/4 color comp on some watercolor paper(the scan came out a bit dark).  I used a palette knife so the colors would stay fresh and unblended.  I remember being most interested in how to treat the background tones, keeping them related to the other parts.  Sometimes these comps are as appealing as the finished painting.

1 comment:

  1. I really love this idea of "loose color comp"!
    This could be one of the steps of "understanding" that I hope to obtain in my color sense.

    Love how you break it down. Thanks for the insights!


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