Tuesday, 28 October 2008

P-47 colour study

Played around with a little colour on this study to get a feel for a good grass colour, and to test the warm/cool colour contrast.

It was also the chance to practice the prop' arc which is always a challenge.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

P-47 background work

A pencil sketch of the tech area and T2 hangar that sits in the background given my selected viewpoint. These are the dominant objects on the Boxted skyline and so it's important to get them right. The sketch is some 13 inches across at 1:1 scale, and is a third of the full canvas width.

The parked P-47 needs some more work (looks more like a Wildcat at present), but otherwise this is loose in detail given it is a background only and some 4000 feet from the viewpoint.

This sketch will serve as the value study for this element of the painting.