-SHAPES IN THE MURKY CLOUDS-
Every piece starts from what looks like an ink blot test. Random strokes from various brushes are set in place, and the canvas is turned until a rough composition is seen.
Once a general idea of the piece to be is understood, J. R. Coffron begins to block away elements to push shapes and achieve desired forms.
-Refinement & Color-
Forms are all set in place, value becomes the next target. The image remains black and white to this point to ensure a more realistic balance of darks and lights.
Refining details and furthering design elements are also handled in this black and white phase.
Once all of the elements are mostly refined, a gradient map is used to lay in subtle hues and a color layer is laid over that for general colors.
After the base colors are set, additional painting and color are honed until the painting is finished.