Saturday, April 16, 2011

Contrast Study

After reading James Gurney post about how to eliminate the middle value I decided to try it out for myself.  I very much enjoyed just breaking down everything to just black and white.  It really helped me see the bigger shapes and get a better sense of light direction.  And I love applying it to watercolor it just makes everything easier.  I'll put this tool in my bag of tricks when I'm out drawing from now on.  Rock on.

Here are a couple of pages from my sketchbook where I tried the technique.  Some parts I cheated and added some middle value but for the most part I stayed true.

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