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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Drawing Tip

Comparing the painting-in-progress to my photo reference

I thought I show again on of my favorite drawing tips.  I photograph the painting-in-progress alongside my painting reference and then turn them both to black and white.

By eliminating color, you can quickly see if you are on the mark, and where to make changes to your drawing.
Color Comparison

In "Country Road" I thought my drawing was a lot worse than it actually was.  When I turned it to black and white, I could see that I should quit fussing with the road and fields, and concentrate more on the sky and the clouds.  

The black and white comparison step helped me push through to the end.  

BHB

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