My hierarchy of painting importance
How can I improve the drawing
Just some quick comparisons with the drawing. I was really way off with the placement of the letters on the t-shirt. Unfortunately those were totally an after thought, or maybe I was putting them off for so long that I lacked the energy to concentrate on them. Then the left side of the cup is a bit off also. I must say though, I don’t take any of these too seriously. I had to take the photo of the painting at a weird angle just to get rid of the glare from the black, so I’m sure that there is going to be some mismatching due to just the camera angle.
How can I improve the values?
I’m happy with the values here. The really white areas can not be achieved with paint, I don’t think pure white would even match the letters on the t-shirt. But the relative values for most of it is close. Again, their is going to be some things that are off due to the camera though, it is so hard to take a picture of black paint.
This is my new awesome glass palette. I picked up a 12×16 piece of cheap somewhat thin glass at Lowes and a corrugated plastic sign. Because the glass was so thin I wanted something light but rigid enough to support it, first I was thinking thin wood, but then I would have to get it cut. The I thought cardboard, but just didn’t like the idea of it. Finally I found some sign kits at Lowes that were plastic but constructed exactly like cardboard, rigid yet light, perfect. So I cut the sign down to size and doubled it, then I cut a piece of Canson Artagan gray drawing paper eventually making a palette sandwich out of the materials. Glass, Artagan paper, then two pieces of sign board. All wrapped around the edges with masking tape, I didn’t have any duct tape, but I figured this would be just as good. The end product turns out to be very light and perfect for an almost vertical setup on my Julian easel.