Gave myself enough time to do the assignment, this time. I started around 10am and finished around 7pm. I learned that the main parts of laying down the base colors, and even doing the gradients, takes a predictable amount of time. But then reflections and highlights can take a LOT of time, depending on how accurate you want to be.
In the end, I’m fairly proud of how I did the left side butterfly, it looks quite good.
I struggled with the reflection on the bottom of the can, but it ended up turning out a bit better than I expected.
TK YT Pub Assignment video
Total time spent:
If I were to start this painting over right now, what would I do differently?
- Remember that I was planning to draw the thing vertical, not horizontal. I started horizontal (and skewed left) and had the box and can sketched out, then had to erase the whole thing and start over >.< (and redo the margins for good measure, too)
- I kinda-sorta remembered, but it bears repeating: plan WHERE to draw the picture before sketching it on canvas.
- Also, step back more often to check the painting from different perspectives
- And check the original setup more often (I referred often to the picture I took with my phone, but I could work on this more I think…)
- There seems to be a bit of a reflection on the farthest left side of the box, now that I take a second look…
- Started initial sketch at
This is the final painting I submitted for grading:
Based on this setup:
Which produced this sketch:
Which was transferred onto canvas, at first incorrectly:
And this is what I did with the leftover paint, a kinda creepy incomplete portrait of Simon from The Chosen (stay tuned for the completion of this portrait next time):
I submitted the assignment at 2:58pm on Sunday, 9/18, and got a response at TK.
My Questions & Instructor Feedback
Lesson Video Notes
Date #, 2022
Notes on TK Assignment Name