Of all the things I learned, composition and thumbnail sketches have impacted my ideas the most.
Yes, everyone knows we're suppose to create thumbnail sketches to study the images for value and composition, but very few of us do it.
Here's the black and white thumbnail I created to study the elements.
|black and white study from Shaker Village fields|
Well, that's another thing I learned in the workshop - combine images to create a better composition. I plan on talking more about these things in upcoming blogs.
|"Mowing 1" 16"x12" pastel on dark gray PastelMat|
This is another image from the thumbnail study.