A couple of people asked me to post more images of a silverware painting in progress.... at least the way I try to do it. It forced to look at my process or method. Actually, I didn't think I had one. haha But I took extra pictures this time and tried to lay it out. Maybe I had a process and I didn't even realize it? Images and explanations are below. (On blog only)
Hope everyone's getting a great start to the week!
|Step #1: (After getting composition set up)|
I sketched it in with a Raw Umber wash.
This one came out more detailed than
usual. I try to capture shapes, values, and the
flow (or movement) of the reflections.
|Step #2: I blocked in the lightest lights|
and the darkest darks. It's important not
to lose them! This step takes about a minute,
and defines the movement... to me. It's my
favorite minute! :)
|Step #3A: I started blocking in medium|
tones. This is also the step to make sure
to pay attention to color.... move around the
canvas getting it in, color by color.
|Steps #3B: I kept blocking in medium values.|
Here I moved from blues/purples to
greens and yellows...there's actually a touch
of red too, but it's hard to see.
|Step #4: I continued filling in color,|
focusing now on more detail, and
trying not to lose highlights or my
|Step #5: From here I started cleaning up the|
edges -- making sure not to lose my shapes --
and filling in places I've left unpainted.
Next I focus on accentuating highlights,
and laying in shadows. (see final painting)