Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sep 8 - 12 : Day 30 Reached

This week was super special in terms of personal and familial milestones. So, it was no wonder that the blog was somewhat sidelined. But there was a lot of activity in the studio-space.

This is what was done:
  • Underpaintings for the selected pictures. 
  • Some passed others didn't.
I am happy that the work is paying off. It takes time to weigh in all the options by making a sketch out of the selected headshots and then selecting the one that looks better, but its rewarding to give each option a try and then making a final cut. What I mean is the order of steps as follows:

  1. I select  5 - 7 headshots out of 25 - 40 model shots.
  2. Try to thin it down to final 3 - 4
  3. Draw a charcoal study sketch for all 3 or 4
  4. Pick 1 out of the last bunch
  5. Paint the selected study
  6. If its not what I planned, back to step 1

Its tedious but worthy of efforts.

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