Friday, January 28, 2011

Getting Loose

No, they're not loose women, I'm working on getting loose in terms of brushstroke techniques, based on "A Proven Strategy for Creating Great Art" by Dan McCaw. The idea is to soften edges, look for shapes of planes, suggest detail. I did a copy of a ballerina by McCaw with similar colors, then redid a painting based on Gustav Klimt and a sketch I made from a live model. It is tempting to render all the details in a portrait, but I like the softer look of getting loose.

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