Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Sketch Idea and Finished Painting

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A comparison to see the difference between the original sketch idea and the finished painting.
My sketches are usually small (this one is about 2 inches wide) with just the basic composition details of the objects.
I prefer not to have a very detailed sketch, I just want the germ of an idea so that the painting can evolve, change and take a life of its own as I put the paint on the canvas.

For example in the sketch the woman has shorter hair (and I was thinking a brownish color); however, in the finished painting it´s longer, blond hair.
And the dinosaur on TV? It just happened at the end of the painting process.