Belinda Lindhardt

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Treey Sketches

One of the things i seem to struggle with is midvalues which are close together and light values in general, i tend to get too heavy handed and just go too dark. I was thinking about something Rose had pointed out where she mentioned that Monet didnt always have alot of dark values in his paintings in fact often were alot of midtone values.

As i was doing my monet yesterday i found that this is where i was struggling .. i dont seem to have a problem with dark items and light items next to dark but its the very slight adjustments to the similar midtones and areas which are very light that i seem to struggle with.

So i wanted to do a little practice in drawing something with light values and trying to concentrate on not going to a dark value. as you can see i ultimately didnt succeed in my first drawing as i went dark at the bottom but i blame that on using the wrong medium and support but i kinda was going there a bit at the top wasnt i ?

I must do more of these i think it will help with some of the overall issues i seem to be struggling with.


Daniel Sanger said...

you are the queen of tree sketches! So much character!

Belinda Lindhardt said...

hehehe lol thanks Daniel :)

Serena said...

Great detail!

Jo Castillo said...

These are nice sketches. Remind me of a Venus with outstretched arms (if she had any). So graceful.


Marie-Dom said...

Ooooh I do so enjoy your trees.