Monday, February 7, 2011

Step 2

I wasn't getting a feel for how the lighting was working for the white rose, and thinking that I was getting it a little too dark.

So what I did was add some of the background black to see if it would help illustrate the balance I needed to obtain.

Normally I don't add the dark background until I feel that the subject is pretty much completed.  

I can see now that I haven't really lost my whites  on the left and I definitely need to add more shading on the right.  I think I'm going to do some more blues and purples.  Then I'll finish the background and look at it again for adjustments.  

1 comment:

  1. I think blues and purples will be amazing!

    Again, I really love reading about your approach and your process--I have a lot to learn from you! My approach (besides being completely novice at this point) is so non-specific--I just go with a feeling and choose colors accordingly--there's no structure. If I can't get to a class anytime soon, are there any books on brush technique you can recommend?