When doing a value study of a landscape, here’s what I do:
- Convert the original photo to Black and White (I also use apps to help determine values: NotanIzer, SeeValue, and there are many others)
- Look for 5-7 major shapes
- Paint the shapes/values
- Add minimal details
Give it a try with one of your landscape photos! It’s really fun to do. No stressing over all the details. No worrying about what color to use.
Liron Yanconsky has a great tutorial for this.
Make sure to see this week’s painting challenge! Liron is the sponsor this week. One random winner will receive lifetime access to his Watercolor Realism course!