Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Work in progress.
Progress shot of a new personal painting I'm working on. This is only a small detail of the bigger painting. I always find it very useful when artists post up close ups of their under drawings. I like to look at the construction lines, and the approach an artist takes to constructing a painting.
In this particular image, I started playing around with composition and placement of elements, using wide brush strokes that keep me thinking about the big picture and how each element affects one another. Once I'm happy with the overall placement of the objects, I make a new layer, and then fill it with white and lower the opacity to 30%. Think of this new layer as a tracing paper. Afterwards I create yet another layer, and begin to draw all the elements a bit more carefully now. I'm thinking heavily on proportion, anatomy and gesture at this point.
Hopefully this will be useful to someone else as well!
I will be working on this piece in the next following days. I'll be posting progress shots as I go so stay tuned!