Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Value Studies

Lessons 3-5 of both Intermediate and Advanced at are all based around the practice of painting value studies. Starting with quick 20 minute 'sketches', these help focus the mind on the monochrome value rather than the colour. Below are some samples I completed for the tutorials.

This is how many of my pieces start, quick sketch-paintings to determine value, exaggeration and likeness.

Here's a speeded-up version of the oil value study.

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