Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Which Came First, The Chicken Or The Egg?

Which came first? This sketch? Or the painting of the cottage in yesterday's blog post? The answer is this sketch. I usually do a drawing first to figure out the values and the lines that I then apply my watercolor paint to. Just in case you want a few more tibits of advice, I always recommend doing a quick value sketch first to find the light, medium and dark tones before painting. A value sketch gives you a road map to follow when you paint.

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