Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Various Studies

In order to best determine how to approach an image, artists typically make several sketches and studies and then proceed to work with a choice of medium for the final piece. With this particular composition, I chose a pose with classical precedent and tried multiple studies from various angles in different media. The top most is an ala prima oil study on canvas board, the middle a vine charcoal on paper and the last a silver point. I was dissastisfied with all three, and decided to scrap a final piece, but the excersise gave me insight which will help with this pose in the future.

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