Total time spent:
- Started at 10:23am, finished around 2:30pm, so it looks like 4 hours is the average for a painting like this.
If I were to start this painting over right now, what would I do differently?
- Nothing much this time I think I’m starting to learn my lessons.
- But the one horizon line on the right is a bit crooked, I’d want to straighten it up. It followed the shadow too much. I need to more regularly look at the big picture when I’m painting, not just zoom in on the small details.
- I did plan ahead a little bit to do gradients right after laying down the base colors, so I don’t let the paint dry too much while I’m working on other aspects of the painting.
- For gradients, I did less wiping and more picking up new paint, and that seems to work?
- I used a #2 paintbrush for the first time! That gradient at the bottom of the mushroom cap was REALLY THIN
- Gradients are looking a bit better, but still could improve
- I’ve been using my leftover paint to make some more old-Sammy-Keyes-covers-like “illustrations”
- I’ve gotten far more efficient with cleaning up afterwards
This is the final painting I submitted for grading:
I submitted the assignment at around 9:58pm 3/26/22, and got a response at TK.
My Questions & Instructor Feedback
- For this submission, the instructor said the values were spot on, edges clean and precise, gradients getting stronger…
- It’s okay to use a smaller brush for smaller gradients
- But use a wider buffer on the mushroom head for a smoother gradient, and experiment more with brush technique to get that perfect gradient.