27 May 2009

2 duds in search of a reason.

We all make mistakes. But mistakes, while frustrating, can be a great source of learning. Here I present two of such mistakes. Now, to be fair, nothing is more uncomfortable than urban plein-air painting but all that means is that you need to adjust and I quite didn't.

In these examples, some things are missing. Whether it is color or contrast or tonal values or brush adeptness I will figure out eventually.
This first example, overcast day but heat galore, light barely peeking. That tower in the background way too detailed and the trees kind of mushy, some errors in the drawing of the jeep with the open hood. You can tell it is a little overworked.

Second case: Good depth but bad color choices in the sky. The dark tree in the middle has not receded enough and there is a messed up perspective in some of the buildings . Weird base for the bottom edge with that car hood peeking through. A re-do. The scene has potential though.

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