Tuesday, August 2, 2011

It's A Filly - Same Drawing, Different Technique

Various mediums offer interesting lessons. Like golfers perfecting their stroke, repetition in drawing and in painting is all part of the game. This pencil and wash sketch helped me to solidify the values in this piece. Because the foal is wet in the photo, the dark tones on the body were confusing. That it why it is not advisable to copy blindly from photos. Rendering the subject accordingly to structure and light direction is crucial to overcome this obstacle.