The last in my series!!! Or is it???? The dominance of this one is value line and shape. Papa bear is mid then dark then light. Once again I only used three colors. The painting was rather uneventful and mundane. Then I got out my rigger brush to do the line work as in my value sketch and the calligraphy took over! Next came out the white gouache and something boring came to life!
Almost there!! This one had a peaceful feeling to it. Odd shadows and strange shapes but I think it's the colors that make it work. Only three colors used. Love the flower too. The odd shape of the tree that I had done in my value sketch just was not working for me so darkened it and now it fades into background shape. Dominance is shapes line and color. Papa bear dark then light then mid.
Decided I was sick of the geometric shape flowers as in the value sketch so softened them and made them a tad more realistic. Main dominance is value shape color. Papa bear is midtone then dark then light. Don't realty love the turquoise would problem go with something else. Darker turquoise is reading almost too dark in the grey scale.
I wasn't all that excited to paint this. From the value study, which is papa bear mid tone with really no strong lights or darks, I had to come up with something to make all mid tones less boring. Dominance is probably shape and size. I wanted to add some direction and texture so I textured the trees. I After painting everything I decided to add some writing in the back ground just to create more interest and direction, and kept all the edges soft.
This one was a little bit of a challenge since my value sketch really had no rhyme nor reason and I really couldn't remember what I had in mind. So I decided to draw out a full size sketch on some scrap paper so I could make a map of where I I wanted my lights and darks. This made far more sense and I'm now comfortable with where I'm headed. My lights and darks are pretty equal but I think light prevails then darks although I'm sure that could be open to debate. Dominance wou
Here's no 13. I struggled a bit with this as my value sketch was not working quite like I'd hoped. Changed it a little bit and added so e texture to make it less boring. Not my favorite by any means but don't hate it now anyway. The dominance is line shape and direction and value with papa bear being mid, then dark then light.
I was excited to do this one. I like the value sketch and figured if I limited the palette I could really make the colors pop! Dominance was shape value and line, direction and papa bear was an obvious light, midc then dark. I like the results!