Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Carder Method

I don't usually like painting methods that are inorganic and formulaic, but I have to admit that The Carder Method stands out for a few reasons. First, Mark Carder's work is on a much higher plane than I expected, and second, he has created a really cool color checker device to help choose correct colors. Third, his students seem to do pretty well with it.

I would warn against constructing an entire painting by using dividers and a color checker. I think they're great tools to check your work, but put yourself into it, and don't let the devices make all your decisions.

Here's a page of sample video clips from his DVD.

Here's Carder's portraiture website.


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