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.


Linda T said...

Hi Steve. That was so cool meeting a live EDM member. I looked thru your flickr and love your work. You have great colors. I will continue to follow your blog. See you sometime at drawing.

Steve Penberthy said...

Linda: LIkewise, great meeting you! I checked out your blog and left a comment; great work. Looking forward to seeing you at another drawing class.

Bread Winners said...

Steve, your work is just fantastic and we are so honored to be immortalized in your work!! Thanks for coming to see us.

caseytoussaint said...

Wow - this is amazing!

Steve Penberthy said...

-BreadWinners: Thanks so much for the humbling comment!

-Casey: Thanks for stopping by; glad you like the painting!