The first colour study that I started, after an hour I abandoned it. Right away I could see that the Light values were too dark, and all the colours were far too chromatic.
Watching the video on painting a sphere will help in rendering these Ptarmigans. I did a full blog post about the sphere, click HERE. These birds are rounded objects and the light moves across them in a similar fashion.
Below is the final painting that I critique at the 18 minute point of the video.
Below are the three adjustment options:
1. lighten the snow in the background
2. darken the snow in the background
3. blur the snow in the background which creates a lot of little bokeh.
Which one would you choose? Leave a comment below.
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Yellowknife watercolour and acrylic artist Shawna Lampi-Legaree’s latest venture can best be summarized as capturing moments of beauty from the world around her.
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