The three crocks in a corner window are a current work in process. The sketch was created on location. There are no photo references.
I started drawing using 3 tones:
- dark brown (shadows)
- sepia (midtones)
- light yellow (highlights)
Then I drew the aqua color with a semi-opaque brush, allowing the light/dark contrast of the underpainting come through.
I have been using the rub tool to smear the brush strokes.
It’s a challenge whenever an artist starts a new medium, and this one is no different. I am somewhat familiar with photoshop as a photo editing program. However, I am interested in using it in a similar way to how an artist would use traditional media.
Right now, I want to learn to:
- create custom brushes that respond to a surface texture
- create brushes that respond to the color they are applied to (similar to Painter’s smeary brushes)
- apply textures that look natural
This is new material, so comments/suggestions are greatly apprecaited