Wednesday, June 27, 2007
The first step is to make a very rough sketch of what I want the painting to look like. It can't be stressed enough that this is a VERY rough sketch on a small piece of paper. By the time I get it drawn on a canvas it will probably only look vaguely the same. There really is no reason to do a very detailed or very "good" sketch, because the sketch in and of itself has very little value. Some of my prettiest paintings have come from ugly sketches and some ugly paintings didn't really work out as well as the pretty drawing may have suggested it would.