These color studies are for works in progress at a larger scale, wanted to post these as a preview of things to come. I utilize color studies quite often, although there is a great post on Petar Mesildzija's blog that approaches the topic from his working point of view, I find it relevant and interesting because it talks about steps of the process that may or may not be necessary to each painter depending on his or her comfortability. I have worked in both regards, but feel the work benefits from as much preliminary problem solving as possible. Quite possibly Petar is just so damn good at what he does these steps aren't necessary for a painter as talented as he.
Petar Meseldzija Art: Another Tolkien Interpretation