The session will be here on Monday 14th September at 6PM UK time (1PM Eastern, 10AM Pacific).
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Topic: Values, petals and lost edges
For this session, we have a slightly more complicated subject. We’ll also be attempting to reach a little further this time:
It would be a good idea to have the subject roughed in with a straight line block in as we did for the last exercise last Thursday if you can. A photo with a grid is below.
First prepare the painting surface with a thin layer of linseed oil (or medium of your choice) paint into it with a light value neutral and then wipe most of it off as we did before.
Then just draw out your grid.
I’ll be doing a very simplified straight line block in live in the session, so you can either draw it out with me then or have yours already drawn out.
Also, have a 5 step value scale mixed and ready as detailed in the video:
Here are three reference photos. All three have a value scale. The pixelated version is to help you find the values more easily. If you have a program like photoshop or something similar, you can use a colour selector tool to find where the values in each part of the subject are on the value scale.
After the block in, we’ll be doing a simplified value block in, as in the last session, but it’s slightly more complicated this time because we have more flowers and one of them (at the top) is a very slightyl lower local value than the other two.
What does this mean? It means the lightest lights will be very slightly darker than they are on the other flowers. We also have another local value in the darker, unopened buds.
In addition, a lot of the values are quite close in this subject. So this will stretch your value handling skills and ability to paint with subtelty a little more.
I’ll also be going into edge handling more, building on what we covered last time, and we’ll be refining the forms down a little more to start to create the petals this time!
See you soon!