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8 Background part 1

Before we can get into details - hillsides, rocks, trees etc - we need to get that underlying perspective right. And that's a great principle: big picture first, details last.

In this lesson I look at how the shoreline sweeps around the bay in what is an ellipse and the relation of the mountains to the horizon.


| 09 August 2014 13:39

I must admit, Chris, that as one does it, focusing on THE plane and studying the videos quite a number of times, one gets it. At least I can say that my mind has it - we'll see in the final result whether my hands were able to do their part!

| 07 August 2014 10:29

Ann - You could do this but you'd want to be subtle. Waves are moving things and it would be easy to make them look hard like furrows. Think more of texturing-in the waves than carving 'proper waves' as such. And because of the perspective, you'd want to a lighter, sparser touch the farther away you got, so the lightest at the horizon. Looking forward to seeing the finished dory inthe Gallery!

| 04 August 2014 08:06

Chris, with a light wood (lime) that doesn't have your Elm's lovely grain patterns, would you work in some sea details (a sense of waves?) and how? Thanks

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