Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Bread Winners

Steve Penberthy - Watercolor Painting : Bread Winners
"Bread Winners"
6" x 9" (15 x 23 cm)
Watercolor and pencil in Aquabee 808 Super Deluxe Sketchbook, 93-lb (152 gsm) paper
© 2009 Steve Penberthy

I sketched this scene from a photograph of my sister and niece taken while eating brunch at Bread Winners Restaurant in Dallas, Texas.

I used the "upside down" method of drawing, where I turned the photo upside down and drew the sketch. Drawing upside down forces you to really observe and just draw shapes.
Bread Winners - Value Sketch
I made a photocopy of my pencil sketch then did a value sketch from that. I don't normally do value sketches (other than little thumbnails) but I am trying to do more of them since I'm currently putting more emphasis on value, the purposeful focus on which has been sorely lacking in my work.

There's more on Flickr.