|Tomatoes 1/ 4 x4/ oil on board/ Gifted|
As I was reworking the 5 x 5 tomatoes below, I was reading a book on drawing. The author likened shading changes to pixels in a photograph. He suggested that to render the shapes in a human form, gradual (pixellated) changes in value were required. I raced to this lower painting which was on my easel, failing for a second go. I added tiny steps of color changes (thinking of the pixel analogy) with the goal to achieve realistic rounded tomato forms.
|Tomatoes 2/ 5 x 5/ oil on board/ HH Gallery|
I am off to buy some green pears...
The book on drawing is: The Artists's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing by Anthony Ryder. It is excellent.