The Big Picture (the pattern of light and dark shapes)

Working on the basics today in class, stressing a solid under painting and thin versus thick with almost no color. The darks are Raw Umber and Ultramarine Blue and the lights are the same with the addition of white. Notice how the effect of light is there and the images reads pretty well although there isn’t any real rendering of the individual features? It is all about the big shape. Once the light and dark pattern is in place and the values grouped you can add as much  or as little detail as you want it will read, it’s all about the big picture.


head study from class copy

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