5 Sketches

This week’s sketches are grayscale composition studies of paintings by Mead Schaeffer. Each study is a simplified version of the original painting using 3-4 shades of black, gray and white. The goal is to analyze and understand how the artist assembled the basic shapes of the composition.

Grayscale composition study of a Mead Schaeffer illustration.

 

Grayscale composition study of a Mead Schaeffer illustration.

 

Grayscale composition study of a Mead Schaeffer illustration.

 

Grayscale composition study of a Mead Schaeffer illustration.

 

Grayscale composition study of a Mead Schaeffer illustration.