I studied Biomedical Illustration in college, where I felt that everything had to be very precise and perfect. I wanted my drawings to look exactly like the subject. (Good for me – I was a very literal thinker, but also bad for me – I was a very literal thinker!) I never once thought of…

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Check colors against their grayscale values

I have been commissioned to paint a 70 x 40-inch panel of three lemons. I usually paint 70% upside down, that way I can see “shapes” not “lemons”.  I have one photo in color, and one in black and white, taped to the top of the painting, as well as it on the computer. As I…

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