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Friday, May 26, 2006

Early stage sketches...

Thought I might actually post some ART in progress on my ART blog... These are very early stage sketches of the new project...





As much griping as I seem to do, I *do* enjoy this stage. (Part of the problem. :-) I enjoy pretty everything while I'm doing it!) Three down, 10 more to go...

6 comments:

andrea said...

I love seeing the early stages of a process. It helps to get inside the artist's head. I see you found your early 1900s reference material!

PG said...

Nice roughs! I really like the frame on the chipmunk.

Gina said...

Beautiful!

Jo said...

I really like these compositions--just a few things...

I'd like to see one more tree structure between boy and house to indicate depth there, and a narrowing of the path as it hits the house.

I love how the chipumnk fits in the frame, but the corners are a little distracting to me--I don't know if it'sthe angular shape, or just that I expect a full-fleged knot from you? (opicky stuff probably too soon: needs to show a bit of his left foot to feel balanced and his left arm would be slightly higher than the right--like his cheeks.

The composition of the boy and bird is lovely but watch what you are doing with the branch directions in the upper right corner. Also, bottom branch is too horizontal-straight and make sure you do not extend top branch any more across top than it is--maybe less.(Am assuming you will fix bird and boy's gaze next time around.) When the bird becomes a little longer, you could even cut some of it off on the right side, not just the bottom--not sure how will look, a thought.

Some of these are definitely going to be keepers!

Ulla said...

Your work is so clean, even your 'sketches' look finished... Love the BIG animals...

Rebecca Bush said...

Hi Tara,
I think Jo already said what I was going to say:
Indicate More depth between boy and house (having them at exactly the same level in the drawing invites other devices to indicate distance)
Chipmunk seems about to keel over to the right (his head is turned to look at us, but his body is turned away)seeing a bit of his leg and foot would fix that.
The bird in tree's head seems too huge for his body, unless it is foreshortened, but then his tail would be turned up, wouldn't it?
Other than those things, your drawings are looking great!
Have a great trip-- we'll miss you at the meeting!