Tuesday, February 17, 2009

It's not paint drying...but might as well be!

I have made some good progress on this colored pencil piece, but it may not be apparent. I've started adding some dark shapes on the teapot shadow side that will not be detailed.

In the light and shadow concept either the light or the shadow is detailed but not both. So my detail will be in the light. This means that you need to push the shadow shapes darker and the light shapes lighter to have that contrast between the two. This will hold the value structure together.

All that sounds really nice, but it's when you put your pencil to the paper your understanding all goes out the window ;-)
Vintage Teapot 9 x 12" colored pencil on sanded paper

5 comments:

Karen Hargett said...

I really think this is coming along beautifully!

Kendra said...

Beautiful composition & values!

Cindy said...

Thank you Karen and Kendra! I was hoping to finish it for the CPSA Intl by Mar 31st. But I have given myself permission to not finish it for the competition if I don't want to.

I'm trying to focus on learning this year.

Toni James , Toni, Tj, pencils4me said...

Oh beautiful Cindy, I love the strong lighting and the smooth lines on the old teapot.

Cindy said...

Thank you Toni! I am really going slowly on this one....seems like there are so many things going on right now.