Nancy's second day demo.
Her original photo had lots of adult cowboys
standing behind this young man who is practicing his lassoing.
|I think she may have added a few more marks after I took this.|
In our discussions about using photographs for paintings,
Nancy reminded us that there is lots of evidence that many of
the great artists did use photos.
I found this on RedBubble that also gives that theory credence.
The following three monotone sketches are my practice
with getting proportions and the drawing (mostly) correct.
Some of the notes I took while watching her demo:
- Spend a fair amount of time with your dark block-in value forming the shape. Mapping.
- Highlights can come quite soon so you know where they'll be
- Think big to small
- Put down your stroke - and LEAVE it
- Cover the whole canvas with paint
- Decide on your own colors for the figure ... with hints from the photo
- Use one pop of an "alien" color at the very end
- Direction of brushstrokes toward focus
Tomorrow, I'll post Day 3, another Nancy T demo
and my color work over that first monotone sketch.
Thanks so much for viewing!