Tonal value: Lighting a Scene #5 is up on the Letraset blog!
In this post I continue to paint my space station scene, and once again discover a couple of issues I didn’t foresee in the planning stage (and discuss how to address them!). :D
I’m sorry I rarely ever post these on tumblr - I should because I pour a lot into them, and hopefully there’s some helpful info in there! They may also be quite comforting in a way - I make mistakes, mistakes happen. When they do, I discuss them in the posts, talk about where I’ve gone wrong in the process and what I can do to maybe fix it. Sometimes it means a tiny tweak, sometimes it means starting over from scratch. Never be afraid to admit when art is going wrong, even if it’s really embarrassing (and I do find it quite embarrassing! But writing these posts has been really good for me for that reason), it means you’re learning!
If you’ve not read the posts up to #5, here’s the links:
Tonal Value: Lighting a Scene #1 - An introduction on really thinking about what affects how a scene/environment looks in terms of value.
Tonal Value: Lighting a Scene #2 - A fun exercise to generate narrative environment illustration prompts! Grab a pencil and a dice and away you go. :D
Tonal Value: Lighting a Scene #3 - My personal results of the previous exercise. I use one of the thumbnails I generated to springboard into planning out a full illustration.
Tonal Value: Lighting a Scene #4 - The planning of the full illustration, including composition and value studies, alongside completing the linework.
If you’d like to see the full list of articles, you can visit my page for them here. If you’re new to value, I suggest starting at the beginning and working through them in order, as I’ve planned and written them in such a way that they lead from beginners stuff into gradually more and more complicated things (well, hopefully at least!). :D