Well, I did it. I completed the challenge.
I managed to publish a 250+ word blog post every day for the last 31 days!
Now for the fun part! Time to fill the canvas.
This is really still just and underpainting and will mostly be painted over or adjusted later. It’s mostly just to establish the value relationships of the painting, but some of the dark areas will show through in the finished painting. Continue reading
One step I forgot to include in yesterday’s post is the notan sketch, which I did right after cropping the photo reference to the size I wanted. Continue reading
Time for another series, as I go through all of the steps involved in painting a landscape.
In this post I’ll show you how I set up my painting area, and all the tools and equipment I use. Continue reading
In a team Google Hangout yesterday, one of the co-founders of the company I work for, was asked if he is someone who sets personal goals.
In reply, he mentioned an article he had read recently, which described an interesting approach to goal setting. The example was around exercise. If you set a goal of losing 10 pounds, for example, then what happens when you reach that goal? Do you set a new goal of another 10 pounds? Will it ever be enough? Will the goals continue to motivate you? Continue reading
I touched on this briefly in a recent post, but I wanted to share some practical tips that you can use when painting from a photo, to keep your painting from looking flat and lifeless. So, in no particular order:
That’s all I can think of for now. Please feel free to share your own tips in the comments.