Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Goin' To The Chapel

Well, I don't think this qualifies as a Chapel... more like a Cathedral. This piece is in the beginning stages for sure and certainly is quite a departure from my usual work. This piece will be a labor of love for a beloved pastor who wants a light-flooded Cathedral in her own home. So, here we go.

First thing I note is that in such a near monochromatic piece as this, VALUE is paramount. When you are doing a varied color piece, values are important, but not near as critical as in this piece with little color change. So, I work in a slow build up approach. a) Generally covering the whole piece with a basic light sketch. b) Adding a few important darks c) Adding a overall light value. d) Then the slow buildup process of values where needed.

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