THIS BLOG HAS NOW MOVED TO A NEW HOME - MY PAINTING BLOG
|Setting up a still life|
|Changing it to greyscale on my phone app|
|My first tonal drawing (without greyscale app)|
Back to basics. I wrote a book on equestrian drawing last year and want to develop ideas and skills I learnt and understood better by now working through a painting manual (Open College of the Arts Painting 1). I have tried this before but this time I feel confident enough to follow the exercises with more detachment, and I will see where it takes me.
I set up the still life for the first exercise today and made my first drawing. The aim was to establish the tones rather than shapes, but looking at the greyscale photo it is clear that my perception of tone is not particularly accurate, and that I was not thinking where the principal light source was (the daylight on the right).. I will make another drawing from a different viewpoint next time, and use the app as well.
I am not following the tutored course, but plan to work through the book at my pace.