Wednesday, February 24, 2010
new method practice
Here's an unfair question for you -- which of the two above unresolved sketches do you prefer? Wait -- before you answer let me give you a little context.
My brother-in-law and sister-in-law are both stupefying-ly incredible artists. And Annie's got this something about this one way she works :
She was sweet enough to offer to let me watch her paint and steal all her knowledges.
So I'm going to be experimenting with a new method soon and I'm trying to settle on test piece. Both of the above ideas are simple, a dragon in a gondola and Alice. The core of the method seems to be strong drawing is which what I'm most comfortable doing. Then there's a series of glazing and I'm assuming acrylic washing.
If it makes any difference, in the lesser resolved of the thumbnails, Alice is holding a rabbit. And the background is an off-kilter argyle pattern.
So, gondola or rabbit? Which would you rather see?
Here's the board I'll be painting on.