Sunday, October 29, 2017

Bringing the Foliage Forward

10/25/17 complete
Here’s the same drawing you saw last week – a cluster of trees at Green Lake. With Suzanne’s helpful feedback and a few more hours of work, I made three significant changes: I made the shadow shapes behind and around the foliage darker and more cohesive to bring the foliage forward (my primary objective); I erased out most of the distracting small tree behind my subject trees in the lower right to push it into the background; I changed the shape of some of the branches and foliage to improve the composition. There’s probably more work I could still do (that’s the problem with a drawing based on a photo reference – you can keep tweaking it for the rest of your life!), but I’m calling it done. (Below it is the version I showed last week so you can see the changes.) 

10/21/17 in progress


6 comments:

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    1. Thanks, Allan! I'm getting into it. Much to learn!

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  2. Looks so much better! I think the added darks make the branches pop and lightening that background tree moved the main tree forward. Nice improvement!

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  3. The end result is definitely worth the few more hours work!

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    1. Thank you, Ching. . . I agree that it was worth it!

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