Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tree canopy

Yay! My color sketch of a tree canopy turn out pretty nice, I think. I used some of my texture brushes to create the tiny dots that I hope will look like small leaves. While painting this I was telling myself not to paint the individual leaves themselves, but rather the clusters of leaves that created the overall mass and silhouette effect. In a way, I was actually painting the shapes of the sky behind the leaves. It was something I learned reading this art book called "The Painterly Approach" by Bob Rohm. It's a very nice book.