When I was at Filoli last month I took several photos of flowers in full bloom. I did this oil sketch of two roses focusing on values, shadings, and shapes. After laying in the big shapes I ended up deviating from the photo to simplify and unify some of the shapes.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
In my attempt to work on portraits I found a picture of actress Taylor Schilling in Orange is the New Black on IMDB. Here is a sketch of Taylor. Some of the proportions are off and it doesn't really look like her however I think I captured some of the emotion from her expression of introspection and despair.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014
I recently completed Graydon Parrish's workshop on color theory using the Munsell notation. Before taking this workshop mixing colors was random, inconsistent, and often ended with unintentional results. Now I feel more confident in mixing any color I need in terms of hue, value, and chroma. Below is a color chart we created as we learned how to match and mix colors, organize palettes, and create shading series. Thanks Graydon and BACAA for an awesome workshop!