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Blocking in the Background
blocking in the background

Blocking in the background

Ed Hall, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Using a graphite block, I begin to block in the value around and behind the figure, looking for places where the dark value is echoed on the figure. If I find a comparatively dark value in a fold or deep shadow crevasse, I make sure to darken that area as well.

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