Series – 1 Page From Every Tutorial Book In My Library #17

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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……

19 Books Down, 92 to go….

Book:  Design & Composition Secrets of Professional Artists

It’s one of the many books I bought that I never actually read, but just looked at the beautiful photos of other people’s art.  Today I skimmed it, and decided to be more mindful for this page in my journal.

I found a photo of some chairs, and photo-shopped a hat onto one of the chairs, as my reference photo.

I thought about colors, and more importantly, tone.  This is still simply a fairly quick piece in my journal, but I definitely think it worked because I didn’t just start throwing down color.  It also implies a story, and has a figurative element.  Although there is no figure in the piece, the hat implies a human………….



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2 Responses to Series – 1 Page From Every Tutorial Book In My Library #17

  1. Jen says:

    I really like this one. The chairs are so well done.

  2. Susanne says:

    I really like this as well Cher .. The hat is worn and brings with it not only a story but it seems like a bit of history .. Good job!! Great shadows!!

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