Friday, March 20, 2009

Dapper Dan - Low Key

Ooooh, I quite like this view. Many more opportunities for lost edges! It also really emphasizes the face as a focal point. Is the composition, the arrangement of shapes in the rectangle is more pleasing (see next post)? On the negative side, I am not really a fan of the big dark in watercolor, maybe because by the time I get these areas dark enough, I feel the paint quality has been sacrificed for value. One of the lessons learned from Ted Nuttal was that one might want to sneak up on darker values, and maybe needn't even go all the way down the scale at all. So maybe this would be better in oil? Something to think about.

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