Saturday, 27 February 2016

Sending the viewer into the painting

Quite simply it is like looking at perspective buildings...because they get smaller into the distance, the eye is drawn down a road.  

In the same way, if you are painting a sloping hill, you need to have your paint going in that direction.

Here, I've done a quick sketch of a beach scene....see how the lines of the sand go towards the sea.  It pulls the eye in that direction...

Sketch to final drawing

Sketching can be as complicated as you want to make it. Firstly, find the idea OR you may have the subject in front of you. Next, ...