Wither: Shadows First

I’m starting with the shadows on the figure first as it is much easier to judge other colors and values once the shadows are blocked in.

At this point the painting is looking a bit weird. That is normal for this early stage in the painting. It’s hard to judge what is correct and what is not when the areas surrounding what your looking at is completely different. Once I have the whole painting covered with its initial block-in it will be much easier to adjust colors and values. As for now I’m just looking at getting the value close and pushing chroma based on color temperature.

Wither: Shadows First
Wither: Shadows First
Wither: Shadows First

Session Details

  • Session: 2013
  • Work: 1454
  • Width: 14"
  • Height: 22"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 0.5
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Christopher Beaven

Christopher Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."

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