This week I made a lot of 20-minute to 30-minute value studies of landscapes, based on photographs from Noah Bradley. The goal is to simplify the real world landscapes into simple compositions with coherent values. Right now it’s one of my weaker painting skills, so I’m using my summer free time to get better. Read More
Happy Independence Day! If you’re not in the United States, happy first week of July!
Due to the holiday, I’m not going to post a new set of daily sketch prompts. They’ll resume next Monday.
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.
Last week you took a product to two different extremes, then created a final design that used the best parts of your extreme concepts. This week you’re going to create “frankenproducts”: mashups that combine the features of two wildly different products. Read More