Comic-Con Hat Still Life

Back in the apartment/studio. Pattie purchased this little comic-con hat. It has clips on it and is very cute on her head. She picked it for a painting and I added the shoe. That is her shoe also.

I changed the setup a bit today. I wanted to get the same light on my canvas as was on the still life. That didn’t work out too well, I ended up getting a lot of glare on my painting. That is why the photo is at such a weird angle.    




My hierarchy of painting importance

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



How can I improve the drawing

Lots of drawing issues here. I’m not sure which ones were caused by the weird camera angle to avoid glare. I know that the top of the hat was wrong, and the placement of the jewel on the bow was too low. Also the brim of the hat on the right is curving around and meeting with the hat in a very incorrect place, can’t believe I missed that.



How can I improve the values?

I’m happy with the values, the left side of the painting could be darker, but other than that I feel like I’m very close. As I type though, I see that the shoe laces are way too bright.

Photos I took of the painting to avoid the glare from the paint.


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