Over an hour of drawing and nothing to show for it. I’m demanding perfection from myself, and if I don’t give it, start over.
Today I wanted to try out a change in my canvas surface because I felt that the last painting’s surface was very dry and scratchy, but I didn’t have any Gesso for the canvas board and I didn’t want to wait six months for an oil prime to dry, so I just used some red acrylic paint that I had. UGH!!! I will be getting some Gesso after I throw this canvas out, it is way too slick and the color is killing me.
Well, I drew for 1 hour and 15 minutes today and marked out everything. The problem is that I didn’t get the major shapes down before I started in on the details and I was really hurting for it. In most cases I couldn’t even see the bigger shapes. Below I did some Photoshop work to help me with that.
My hierarchy of painting importance
How can I improve the drawing
I was actually closer on the drawing then I thought, o well, its gone now. Doesn’t really bother me, I want it perfect, and repetition is the best way.