Monday, June 21, 2010

it's all about the basics

when i'm working on something complex and intricate i always find it useful to go back to the basics of shape, large forms and light direction. i'll start with shape and really be concoious of design and sihloutte. then what are the main forms and how will light react to them. once that is set in my mind i can add detail but it's always subordinate to the larger ideas. the more i make art the more i discover it's not about which brushes or which trick or technique. it's about the foundation of art. drawing, observation, color...those things

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