Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Massing In

Been a little frustrated lately with the painting. I decided to revisit the idea of "massing in". Having years of drawing (and a fascination with the pencil), I tend to be a little over devoted to line. This is one of the challenges I face with painting, and one of the reasons that I started painting. I really wanted to learn how to build an image with shapes of light and dark.

Above you see a digital sketch, done on my Nintendo DS, without lines, only massing in. I can't quite put it into words, but there is more for me to learn here. This sort of exercise is going to help me with painting, I can just feel it!


Jo Castillo said...

Hey, that is cool. A great way to practice. Nice.

Jennifer Rose said...

what a good way to get some practice in. I'm going to have to try this. I didn't know you could draw on a DS, one other reason for me to save up for one lol

Rose Welty said...

It is a fun way to practice. The software you need is free, but you need a bit of additional hardware to sketch with the DS. Jennifer, if you are interested let me know and I'll get you the details.