I never thought painting night scenes would be so fun!
The challenge on my favorite Facebook group this month, and for January in my pastel society group is nocturnes. I didn’t really have any phot\no references, so I began to keep my eye out for something interesting. One morning low fog was blanketing my town. I made a stop to grab this and I’m so pleased that I did!
Here are process photos, in case you’re interested.
Inktense underpainting and drawing. To get a good dark, covering the UArt buff color was essential.
Starting the block in.
At this point I chose to begin focusing on the sign… If I could get that right, then I felt confident I could finish it effectively.
Over and over I found that I needed to use a ruler to get straight edges! Don’t be afraid to do this in your own art.