Study of sky at 3 afternoon.
Study of sky at 9-46 am.
Study of sky at 9:00 am.
Value sketches each one - 25 minutes.
Half and hour study of a tree in values b/w.
For the end study of the image by Lord Biernac. I like his style very much! So i tried myself. First I did a tonal sketch in 5 values only. Then checked out the colors, compared to the original. After being satisfied I started to overpainting the overlayed colors at tonal sketch and, this is what I ended up with. I also did, this more sketchy, just for practice.
Please visit the Biernac's blog - http://lordbook.blogspot.com