Friday, August 12, 2011

Norman Rockwell


I tried something new for this digital painting. For my main reference I chose a black and white photo, and didn't use any color references. I always create my own color palette but in this case I didn't want to have other images influencing me in any one direction. I also did my best to stick to only those colors throughout the entire painting. I have gotten quite comfortable with painting b/w or monochromatic value paintings, probably to the point of it being a crutch. I think it is due to my limited traditional painting experience/mixing colors that intimidates me from starting a painting with a wider range of colors(this is still a limited palette, but a step in that direction). Moving forward I am going to try and be less uptight about color from the get go. Best way to learn is by doing...

4 comments:

Toby K said...

Excellent work, the colours look great!

misterponce said...

very very nice, i am french donc!...merveilleux et enchanteur site!....je me permets de mettre le lien de ce site sur le mien... a bientot sur wittygraphy

Mike Eppe said...

Very nice work with great colors !

Adam said...

Your stuff is great!