Sunday, June 07, 2009

Custom painting in progress

A couple of months ago my friend John requested a custom painting of giraffes. This is a brief post, but I thought it would be fun to share a bit of my process with you! My process with custom work is a bit different than for my personal work, so in the future I plan on making a video showing you how I usually approach a painting. Hopefully soon, but no promises :)

Normally when I start a painting, I grab a sharpie and start drawing directly on the canvas in permanent ink. This is because I love working intuitively and I love the challenge of incorporating any "mistakes" that I make. When I am doing a custom piece for someone, however, I like to sketch it first in charcoal so that I can plan it out and get it just right.

Blocking out some large areas of color.

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The finished piece!

1 comment:

Ms.Alisha said...

I love seeing the entire process! Amazing :) I think you've inspired me to take more 'process' pictures for my next painting.