Checking Values, Preventing Them From Going Spotty
I have a bad habit of making slight value changes within my larger shapes as I try to change the hues and temperatures of the colours spots I'm seeing. I'm also trying to not fuss with my brush strokes too much. By looking at the black and white photo I can see if my values are staying within range.
I'm pretty happy with the ease this is coming along and I started this piece mid last week and had a two hour sitting with Lanna. I've caught a softer smile then the original photo had which she didn't particularly like.
I did get a little spotty with my big shapes and I hope to be able to make minor adjustments to these by linking some of those values up and softening a few edges. With those changes and the final rendition of the garment I should get this finished this long weekend. Happy Thanksgiving!