Painting Action - moving objects - speed
Someone asked me recently how I manage to put Movement and Speed in a painting.
Thought it best to use this painting of a running dog to explain
1. Firstly, The Angle is important - For this example I have chosen for the dog to be racing downhill, so I haven't drawn it 'straight/flat across the page',
but sloping down with the dogs back slightly higher.
2. Also note that the dog is almost running 'Off the page' - this indicates speed to the viewer.
3. The hind legs are raised a little.
4. I prepared the paint and did the brush strokes quickly with All the Brush Strokes go to the left.
5. There are also 'action lines', which indicate movement.
~ Hope this is a useful tip for you all ~