Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Day 20: Beck Tavern

I'd always thought bars had strong, direct above lighting, so one would be perfect for this day's prompt.

I usually never go into bars and I was actually pretty dissapointed by how diffuse the light really was.  There was a bunch of color differences but not a lot of value.  (For example, faces lit by red on one side and green on the other, but kind of medium in tone all the way through).
I found I had to do some fudging and I'm afraid they came out a little vague.  But the light above the pool tables was pretty good.

It was fun to draw people playing pool too, as they tend to freeze for a couple of seconds while aiming.

(And by the way, I had chili and lemonade, so no violation of our rule...)

1 comment:

  1. Kirsten,
    I like these. I've been to the Beck Tavern - it does, indeed, have pretty diffused lighting. This can be good for soft value patterns.
    The pool cue poses are my favorites. You use value patterns as much as you use line - and the placement grounds the form and reinforces the pose.
    In a swinging pose, like the last one, try not to put so much line weight at the elbow... or on the non-swinging shoulder.
    Also, remember to ground these characters a little more... they have great value patterns - carry this through to the ground.
    Keep it up !