Session #038, Work #028

Fruit once again. I promptly ate this still life right after finishing up my painting. I really enjoy a tasty still life.

More fruit tonight. I’m painting simple shapes so I can work on my drawing without being overwhelmed by my subjects complexity. At some point soon I believe that I will be transitioning into pencil on paper instead of painting for a bit.  

My main reason for drawing with a brush is so that I can work on my drawing while learning to handle a brush with great dexterity at the same time.  




My hierarchy of painting importance

  1. Drawing
  2. Value
  3. Edges
  4. Composition
  5. Color



How can I improve the drawing

Not too bad on the drawing. The issue is the large arc of the banana. It seems like one of the hardest things to draw is the long slow arc in space. The perfect drawing of this banana continues to elude me.



How can I improve the values?

Wow, that yellow was way off. And the green at the top of the banana was much too dark also. It seem as though the brighter the color the hardest it is to judge its value correctly. This yellow I put down was so far off that I thought that Photoshop was doing something weird with it. But after some testing I concluded that Photoshop wasn’t lying, it is really too dark. I even look at the picture and the painting now and it still looks light enough… this is going to be a tough one.

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