I was watching a video by artist and teacher Dorian Iten, who is insanely good.
It was about using a limited value-range when do a painting or a study. This is a great way to get out of the habit of trying to copy what the reference is presenting. I actually found this to be helpful a couple of posts back, where I painted portraits with 4 - 5 pre-chosen colors. But it is great to see it taught by someone like Dorian.
What I found new and interesting about it, was the concept of using colors from the light-family, to describe shadows, that are lit by a lot of surrounding sources. He makes that very clear at 1:04:07 in the video. Just watch.
To solidify the information I made a value study of a portrait. I tried to keep to my swatches for the value groups.
Hope you like it :)
Some other studies I did :)
The one about composition was very interesting, since I rarely think about the abstract shape of the things I put in my images and I should do it more.
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