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Friday, July 16, 2010

My Sunflowers~WIP value study


I finished my value study. I was most interested to see if I still had good distribution of the lightest and darkest values after making my changes and I believe I do. There's nice undulating horizontal flow, my eye isn't lead out of the picture in any direction nor are there areas that grab attention away from the composition as a whole. The main focal point is the dead sunflower on the viewer's left which was my intention.

8 comments:

Julie Broom said...

You've got a lovely movement through this composition,Billie. I can't wait to see how you tackle the final piece.

Billie Crain said...

I'm still undecided as to how I'm going to tackle this with watercolor, Julie. I'm trying to gather as much information by doing these studies as I can now so whichever way I choose to go I'll know what is needed.

Robyn said...

This is looking great, Billie. I'm really impressed with your patient, methodical approach to this subject. Inspiring :)

Billie Crain said...

This is a new approach for me, Robyn. I'm taking it slow for once in hopes this will turn out well the first time around.

maggie said...

I agree....I think it's looking great!!! I will be keeping tabs on this one!!!(I always do ya know..LOL)

Billie Crain said...

Thanks, Maggie.:) You're one of my biggest supporters and I appreciate it a lot.

Vera Dennen said...

will be keeping tabs here as well Billie. Looking wonderful so far!

Billie Crain said...

Thanks, Vera.:) Your sunflowers were my inspiration. Hold on cuz this will be awhile in the making. I need to get myself a bigger board to tape my paper on(my sketch is hanging off both sides of my largest board)and after much consideration I realize I'm going to have to order another masque pen or two. I don't see any way to avoid using masking.