Sunday, January 23, 2011

Still Life Study: Lemon 2

Last night's lemon was done with the traditional greyscale value painting.

This lemon is definitely causing me troubles. I can get the roundness of the lemon down okay, but the issue is that I'm back to putting on too much paint. Rather than getting the value correct the first time, I tend to put on the mid-value and then overlay more or less of the color. This causes the colors to become duller.

Tonight's solution to work around this will be to try to separate the lemon as a mosaic and just place down the color for each portion of the mosaic. Once that is done, I'll try to just blend the edges of the mosaic.

We'll see how that works out.

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