This is what greeted me this morning in my inbox:
It's a black and white values version of the lemons. Well, you say, it all looks gray. Well, yes, yes it does - and that is why it stinks! Thankfully, Belinda Lindhardt is friend enough to email me this and let me know (in a very kind and gracious way.) I might have started with values, in my graphite version, but when I translated to color I got so caught up in the colors that I forgot values. Truly embarrassing, but hopefully embarrassing enough to prevent me from doing it again.
So, here are the lemons redone, in black and white and color.
So, thank you Belinda! I might be able to line up pencils according to value, but I can still leave my brain in the pencil box!
This demonstrates two of the points Katherine made the other day in her post on evaluation, having people who will point out your mistakes and looking at the values. (She talks about values, not necessarily the "make it black and white" trick, but that is a well-known way to check the values.)
Perhaps I need a checklist when I start a new piece....hmm, that's another post. Have a good weekend.