Saturday, September 01, 2007
Aachen Study - Drapery
Quite a bit more done today. Most of the drapery near the bottom is done. I am down to fixing Juno and a few adjustments here and there on Venus (her eye is still wrong). Every time I get to the finished point on a grisaille, a part of me hates the idea of putting that first layer of color on it. The other part of me cannot wait to see how the color will add life to this painting.
I have probably put in about 18 hours into this painting so far. The hardest part should be done. Getting Juno together should go quickly. By the time I get her done, the left side should be dry enough to put another layer on. I am pretty happy with the way things are going so far.
A closer look at the same pose. I notice that #art is a lot like writing. The rough sketch is the idea. The second sketch is like the initial edit. The more I draw the same #sketch the more solid the ideas become. I bet the pros know this, but I am just discovering the power of a redraw. #art #artist #sketchbook #drawingvia Instagram
A #gouache #colorstudy using the same pallet. This is an attempt to do an imaginary #landscape and play with #composition. I like atmospheric environments. This is my base to begin thinking about entire scenes and not just the single item drawings that I have been doing. #art #artist #sketchvia Instagram