Sunday, February 2, 2014

Example - Value Sketch by Cliff Austin

Students take note!  See how my artist friend Cliff Austin uses the value sketch for his plein air (outdoor paintings) and his studio work.  This tool can save you hours of wasted time.

Cliff writes:  The Photo Resource (top left), The design sketch (value sketch, top right), the acrylic color sketch (bottom left), and the 6x8 acrylic study on canvas (bottom right).
 Next, do a final on 11x14? or 12x16? or go back to the design? Maybe an expression or impression, hmmm what to do?

Find Cliff at