December 13, 2013 Art Camp, Week 6: Photographic Studies Posted In: Art and Design

Week 6 is doing studies from photographs, which really involves A) using a good photographic reference, and B) taking it and making it your own, not just copying. Here’s one study from a Photo I took of Squaw Creek in Ames.

The original photograph.
SquawCreek-original

Photoshop edit: Levels, color balance, and cropped to 16:9.
SquawCreek-modified

My paint study. I made a point of painting on one layer, not using the undo function, and not using the eyedropper.
SquawCreek-study

Again, I could do a lot more work to this, but I just want to move on to the next one.

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