Really cool!!... how did you decide to put the purple colors for the cast shadow, or what are the factors to consider in order to make the shadow believable with all the light sources affecting the enviroment????
hi there. thanks for your interest. choosing colors during a pleine aire session is a lot about seeing more so than inventing. when u actually observe how vibrant light and color behave in nature, it feels natural to make some of these color decisions. it's something that has to be experienced in the field. if i was simply working at home from reference, i doubt that i would ever think to use colors in the same way that i do when im out painting. the colors that i found on this day are perhaps exagerrated versions of what my eyes perceive... but even still, they end up making a readable, and hopefully convincing imprint on the viewer. after that, it's about adjusting and balancing different areas of the piece till it resolves as a whole image. hope that illuminates the thing that u were asking about.
yea sketchbook pro is program. iz currently sold by autodesk. very intuitive and uncomplicated. awesome brushes. optimized for tablets and can be used to it's full potential even w one hand w/out the need for keyboard shortcuts. i highly recommend it. i believe they have a free 30 day trial available. not as powerful of an image editor in general as PS or painter... but if ur used to traditional media, this program screams.
I'll definitely have to check that out then. I've been trying to get used to my tablet on and off these past few months but it still doesn't compare to real media for me. Not saying this'll fix my problem but I'm curious to explore other options. Thanks.