Thursday, 25 July 2013

Soft Edge study

I have been reading Andrew Loomis' book "Creative Illustration" recommended to me by Robert Lemler. It has been a really interesting and helpful read so far. I noticed with my recent plein air paintings that all my edges were hard and that seemed to flatten my paintings. So here I have tried Loomis' Soft Edge technique. where you use a combination of soft and hard edges in your paintings to help draw the eye to your focal point and to give it more depth. This is my first attempt ,using a photo to study from, it is not very good at all but hopefully I will get better with practice. This technique will definitly come in handy once I get the hang of it.

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