Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Painting Foliage, Demonstration 3

Southern Catalpa trees at Chatham in Stafford County. More about these trees later.
For this step, I have begun to push and pull foliage shapes in the tree and continued to work the shadow shapes of the tree trunk. I try to work with the shapes that have evolved during the underpainting, versus the reference I am using. When painting the trunks, I vary the warm and cool shadow shapes. I will continue to work through the midrange values in the grass and walkway. The masking will be removed after this step.
This painting of a paperbark tree was done using a similar "sponge" texture technique.

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