I know it's been a while since I posted something new here, but that doesn't mean I haven't been working.
I've done a lot of sketching in black and white and in color as well as in traditional and in digital media.
The sketches I post here are all done in Autodesk Sketchbook. They were done using the same method in which I select five values and base the painting on those values only changing the color.
I found that it was even easier for me to control the values so that nothing seemed to pop out of the painting and out of sync with the other values and color around it. Until recently in my digital work I've had a problem with keeping down the contrast- things always seemed to bright or intense in some spots and had to be toned down. However I found that keeping the painting to a limit set of values solved this problem for me.
Below is a video I posted on my YouTube channel demonstrating the painting seen at the top and bottom left.