Capturing Value in Mosaic

What I think works about this piece is not just the colors, but in the value of the colors as well. I did a simple drawing in colored pencil (see below), taking notice to go light in coloring here, and darker in colors there. Simple. In a drawing, we learned this is 2nd grade.
Then I took a Gray-Scale Finder, a painter’s tool that shows the 10-step gradation of black from Mars Black to Ivory White. I labelled the areas in my drawing according to this scale, and found the corresponding values in the glass I wanted to make this dragonfly exactly as I drew. Geez, I got to do this more often!!

http://www.dickblick.com/products/gray-scale-and-value-finder/

Size:  18 x 18″

 

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One Response to Capturing Value in Mosaic

  1. Meemo says:

    Beautiful

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