Saturday
Aug132011

Child self-portrait value study

This is the value study for a painting that I'm working on. My intention is for this to be a "self-portrait" of myself as a child.

 

Sunday
Mar202011

Buffalo color study

This is a color study for a larger painting. 

Saturday
Feb052011

Hawk Messenger

On the left is the value study for Hawk Messenger, an original watercolor painting I did for a friend for Christmas. I always do the value in one color (monochromatic), and it helps me see where my lightest lights and darkest darks are in my composition. On the right is the color study. These are usually quick paintings that I do, less than 15 minutes. I figure out what colors I want to use in the final painting and see how the colors get along with each other.

Monday
Jan172011

 

Mystic Eagle value and color studies