Tonight I did the color bootcamp assignment 2 from New Masters Academy. This one was harder than the first because the model was lit from both sides and there wasn’t a clear light and shadow side on her face. So after 30 minutes I ended up with some bad drawing and a lot of muddled mid tones, I’m definitely doing this one again.
Here is a side by side comparison of how I did. The drawing makes me cringe but I will say that when I started it was much worse and I stuck with it through the 30 minutes, I didn’t panic I stayed calm and just kept trying to be as accurate as possible.
Earlier in the day I went to the recycle center to paint, but remembered while driving there that I forgot my palette holder so there was no place for my palette and water to be held. I don’t have a routine of painting outdoors yet so getting my gear together needs to become habit.
After walking around for way too long, I ended up only doing a 30 minute sketch here. One issue I’ve always had with doing landscape type work is picking out a good composition. I will walk around for an hour and end up doing a bad 30 minute painting. Once I become more accustom to landscape again I’m going to try not to depend on nature to make my perfect composition.