Saturday, April 09, 2011

on the drawing board: you're in the army now

Because I don't recreate the exact scene I am painting in real life to use as a guide, much of what I do is guess work and extrapolation.  I know the basic principles of light, color, shadow, reflection so I try my best to apply that as I need it.  It' may not be 100% correct but as long as it looks about right I'm happy with that.  I can always use the excuse that their is another light source or element out of view that is affecting the figures.

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