Part 3: Applying the Techniques: Block-in

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Part 3: The Block-in

Begin your block-in.

The block-in is the most important phase of the painting process because it is where you arrange your colors and values and compose the important underlying elements.

Keep your color choices simple so that you don’t have to solve color problems.

Using this as a opportunity to set the stage for using linking your shadows. Considerations are areas that belong within the shadow field which, unless they are incidental lights, will always be in the shadow value range.

Watch for isolated shadows and find ways to link them.

If you follow the sequence that Dianne uses for building the block-in from dark to light, those shadow value relationships will be easier to plot.

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