Friday, October 6, 2017
Fun Exercise Using Photo Reference
As artist we should never fall victim to the trap of just going in to copy machine mode when using reference photos. We should always keep in mind that what we are trying to translate is what makes the material (whether a photo or from life) interesting to us and in that lies ones unique interpretation of the source.
I took a reference photo I found on line and did a four different drawings based on the same photo as an exercise in being faithful to the source material without slavishly copying it.
A video posted here from my YouTube channel demonstrates two of the drawings being drawn on Mischief (digital software).