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Sunday, May 01, 2011
Challenges of Light
The most difficult element to draw for me is light. Finding a way to render the turning point on a face cloaked in shadow with highlights or creating the volume and structure of a human skull bathed in sunlight. Going from dark to light in a captivating way can be a test and a challenge. I enjoy walking the line between realistic rendering and pushing whatever media I'm using to spontaneous expression. Pulling several portraits together is not only a challenge of line,composition and color,but a challenge of light.