Friday, April 19, 2013
Color Studies, good design
Only a few days till I teach a design workshop in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. One of the lessons involves the students looking through magazines and cropping the photos down to a 1 inch square. That simplifies the shapes, big time! This color study (size 4" x 4") was done, using Tombow markers. I love that they have two ends; one is fine marker, and the other is a brush. Also, they don't smell, and work very much like watercolors, where I work in layers, etc. This color study started from a photo of a dining room table and chairs. How crazy is that? Below is my 2 value sketch of the photo. My steady rule (that I really believe in) is to connect the light pathway. I can always adjust it later, but in the beginning of every painting, I have a light pathway. I will post the painting that I do from this color study after the workshop.