- These paintings are starting to look much more 3-D!
- Also, they’re harder >.<
- The overall “forest” view of my images look much better, but when you zoom in, there are definitely areas where things aren’t as smooth…
- It was the first time I successfully pulled off a highlight on an extreme light section (pear, and stand) by painting the negative space around the highlight with a half-step-darker add-mixture. I learned that technique from my last 1:1 with Piper.
- Side note: I participated in Evolve’s 21-day challenge, and won! They said they’re sending a prize in the mail…dunno what it is, but looking forward to it!
TK YT Pub Assignment video here
Total time spent:
- 5 hours ish
If I were to start this painting over right now, what would I do differently?
- Take more time! Especially on gradients and on highlights
- At the tail end of the last assignment, I used maybe an hour or less to fill in the extreme shadow and about 1/6 of the background color
- Sat 5/7 painted from about 5pm to 10pm
- Considered for a while, then decided to redo the pear stand to be mod shadow instead of extreme shadow, which involved repainting that part
- But part of the last hour was using up leftover paint on the next assignment 😉
This is the final painting I submitted for grading:
I submitted the assignment at around on 3:22pm ish Sunday 5/8, and got a response same day at 4:30pm on the dot. They’re fast!
My Questions & Instructor Feedback
What I learned:
- Apparently I don’t have to worry about extreme shadow gradients into extreme light, it doesn’t happen with form shadows in EA assignments. Whew!
- As expected, those gradients still need more smoothing >.<