Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Getting started on a new painting. At this point I'll start to do a finished drawing using my reference. Taking time to for a photo shoot then filtering through all the pix for ones that work, or parts of a photo that works, takes a lot of time. But I think it saves time in the long run. Some people feel like this may stifle their style or creativity. I've found that it has actually enhanced my work a lot. On top of that I also feel I have plenty of room for spontaneity and random artistic goodness. The trick is not to become a slave to your reference.