Saturday, April 28, 2012

Well, one good one came out of today, and a TRADITIONAL plein air

 The sketch, and the closeup of my subject.  This was probably the only really good sketch worth anything today.  Despite how quick I did it, I'm still glad I got the "feel" of it about how I wanted it.  In typical form, there's things I would change about it in another go at her, but for now I'm pleased with the likeness on it.  That to me is VERY important, and when I miss on it I literally beat myself up in my head to do better on the next.
And this is my latest painting/sketch I've done outside over at the Newport News park.  The biggest change with this one unlike the ones prior was that this was actually done with real brushes and acrylic paints, and not with Art Academy on the DS.  It's not like I've never painted traditionally before, as that's pretty much all I've ever done in my major in college, but this was the first time I've actually used today's knowledge in doing something like this.  There's some things that IMO could definitely use improvement, but I think the biggest thing I got out of this was that I really need to start painting FORMS as opposed to this object here and this object there.  I get the feeling that doing that will take this kind of stuff that much farther.

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