Painting from a sketch

I demo’d this exercise for Wednesday class and will roll it out to the others this week and next.

The aim is to draw from a photograph, recording line, tone and colour notes to the point where you have all the info you might need to create a painting without referring to the original photo.

This frees up the image from a strict copy of the photograph which can lead to tight work. It is surprising how the exclusion  of information at the sketch stage takes the pressure off and leads to a fresher vision.

loudoun hill

loudoun hill sketch

~ by David Reid on August 23, 2017.

5 Responses to “Painting from a sketch”

  1. Wow, what an excellent idea

  2. I think this will help me thank you.

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