so...as you probably know I paint in a lot detail
But it takes so long
I was wanting to learn to do surface textures , and repeat small details more quickly...I can see how Mark and others can just put in marks in various values on the canvas and "pop" there's the object when you stand back..appearing before your eye
It isn't random marks an/or values tho..it's in the right places...I am having that experience slowly with the current prickly pears painting WIP ..you may have seen it in my "just Hello" thread on the tiny prickles across the body of the fruits...https://forum.drawmixpaint.com/discussion/11575/just-hello-everyone#latest
There must be underlying principles in this technique where it can be applied to various objects such as a rocky shore, a rust textured boat hulk, the lumps and bumps on a rough fabric etc...
What is key?
so far I notice
1 direction of light
2 darks of shadows away from that direction
3 mid tones
4 lights and highlights
5 shape of each stroke
BUT there must be a method to do it more quickly in those details
can anyone shed some knowledge from your experience for me? to help me speed up my painting would be such a blessing
Thanks so much everyone
jude away over in New Zealand