Establishing the values
The next step was to go from the burnt umber drawing to laying in the values. At this point I was still focusing on some of the original background that you can see in the wagon photo with a vague idea of some mountains in the background. I wanted to show some depth...and it's always a good idea to have a foreground, middleground, and background. It helps to move the eye around, add interest, and a sense of place. After all, the wagon was in southern Germany.
I have barely suggested some cascading flowers and greens in the wagon, but am still unsure as to the exact direction I am going. Lots to think about.
|The value lay-in|