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The Shadow Pattern | My Step One 

Whether you are:

  • Using a Photo Reference or Working from Life--- 
  • Copying an Observable Subject or Building an Imaginary/ Conceptual Form--
  • Using Paints or Dry Media

The Shadow Pattern can be used as an important building block when establishing proportions and constructing form. Not sure what a shadow pattern is? Click below to read more about my process in observing and replicating a shadow pattern.


Organizing Values | Mindfulness in First Marks

This Post Covers:

  • Using a Value Scale to “Ratio” Observed Values to Drawing Material.
  • Finding a “Middle Zone” Value.
  • Preparing a Shadow Pattern for Practical Use

Here Are Some Tips that will help you become more mindful in your mark making- and more organized in choosing values.