Saturday, July 27, 2013

Improving my economy of strokes

A tip from Gregory Manchess on developing your painting skills was to paint an apple with only 10 strokes. I tried it out, and did not realize how little you really need to create a 3d looking object! It's not so much about the strokes, but clear realization of where light and shadow is, strong shapes, and looking at things in it's simple bone essence. Later I realized that many masters went through this same practice in their learning years.

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