Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Comp. me? 365 Days of Drawing.

A lot of drawing from this day doing multiple composition sketches for two new portraits. Working out ideas. Trying to solve a few puzzles of composition for the ultimate good of a painting. Taking this time in the early stages is always good and spares problems later.

A client and I will go through the film on a shoot deciding on a certain 'look and feel' but I always want to see how far I can push things on return to the studio when I can go over everything quietly with a fresh art eye.

This comp. quick sketch was made from several photos trying to work out how best to angle the reflection in the mirror of this ever so sweet little girl to show more of the back view of her dress. Can't wait to get going on it.


Marian Fortunati said...

Great, Johanna!!... How many of these idea sketches do you do before beginning to work on the "real" painting??? How do you decide which is the one you're looking for??

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Marian, as many as I need. Did about four on this one before I settled on this. It really helps me.