Friday, February 25, 2011

Maya


I haven't posted for a while because I haven't felt inspired enough to paint in recent weeks. One way to get the creative juices flowing is to choose a subject matter you are passionate about. I chose Maya, the dog that my fiancée and I have owned for over two years. She is a great dog and companion.

I started out trying to do an accurate value sketch, and it made the process easier. Using Picasa or any other simple photo software can convert a picture to black and white easily. This strips away the distraction of colour so that you can see just the values.

Although... I ended up thinking that the sketch captured the values more accurately. It was harder to be as faithful to the values using the paints.

21 cm x 27 cm, Arches 140.


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