16.2.11

Smoking monkey painting

Greetings primates!

Art workout 2011, Week 6 of 52.

This week I decided to do a quick speed paint (probably about an hour) of this charmingly grumpy monkey smoking a fag. Technically I approached this painting a bit differently than usual, and kept my tone (a grey-scale layer) separate to my hue layer (just the colours overlayed on top) to make me concentrate on tone more. Was an interesting experiment as it's easy to get distracted by choosing colours, but this forces you to look back at your tonal layer often and identify spots that can be spiced up with more contrast.

-Dan

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