Saturday, July 28, 2012
"Seaside Rocks" value thumbnails
pencil on paper, 2012
page 11" x 8.5" (27.94cm x 21.59cm)
In addition to a study of values, the purpose of quick thumbnail drawings like these is to record the directional planes. The benefit is not having to reinterpret forms when further developing the thumbnails into mid-sized black and white or color comps then into a painting.
Any kind of visual shorthand is useful when recording information.... other notations like handwritten notes can be added, indicating colors etc., working out potential problems before beginning a painting.186
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