Series – 1 Page From Every Tutorial Book In My Library #12

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I have 111 books in my studio (yes, I counted them) that are Tutorials,  and I acquired them slowly over about 10 years.  I find that I no longer go to them for inspiration, and decided to get rid of them.  Before I do that, however, I’m going to TRY to do ONE PAGE out of each book.  Wish me luck……

14 Books Down, 97 to go….

7 Keys to Great Paintings, by Jane R. Hofstetter

I really struggled to find something  to do from this book, they all looked really complicated, but once I started actually READING the book, rather than just looking at the pictures, I saw this:  Paint what excites you, and let your subconscious Mind emerge.

SO……  I got a pen and just started drawing.  No plan, other than that I wanted a face in there somewhere.  No pencil and eraser.  I just started drawing and doodling.

The face ended up looking slightly Aztec-y, so I added a lizard.  What a great zen-like experience.  I kept thinking it was done, then I’d start doodling a bit more….

This might be the inspiration for a big piece in this style.


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5 Responses to Series – 1 Page From Every Tutorial Book In My Library #12

  1. The favorite one says:

    I really like. PS you might want to keep that book

  2. Maureen says:

    Ditto what he said.

  3. Lorna says:

    This turned out good, love all the detail

  4. Jen says:

    You are so creative. I could never do that.

  5. Susanne says:

    I am with the others .. Keep the book and let your imagination take you deeper more often .. Love it !!

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