In my last post, I admitted that I am just starting to prepare for Holiday Open Studio. To prepare, I do a number of sketches of my subject. I use a variety of photo references. After I feel like I know my subject, then I paint the final image without references. I will record the final image and that recording along with other tips becomes the lesson.
Woohoo, this is scary. I have never published something like this.
I start by sketching the subject with a custom variant called Skip’s sharp pencil. I don’t think I have ever posted it for download. I follow the pencil sketch with a painted sketch…at least that is what I call them. Some are OK, others are not. Here is the image that you will see painted. Cut me some slack; it is my first try.
Here is the video. I hope you enjoy my struggles.
UPDATE: There appears to be something wrong with the video. I have deleted it and will repair it and post in the morning. Sorry for the bad video.
UPDATE 2, 10/26/2012. This morning I have tried to repair the video with no success. I’m going to re-process and see if that will fix it. Give me a couple of hours and I should have something. So sorry about this problem.
UPDATE 3, 10/26/2012: I give up. I have done everything I know to fix the video, but I’ve had no success. I will be doing more of these paintings and I’ll record the next one and post. I honestly do not know why the video flickered so violently. There seemed to be a black frame between two good frames. Again, I am so very sorry for the mess up.
Now I have to run and do some more stuff, so I’ll be ready for class. Hope you join us for some Holiday fun.