I am in the Mood for painting a Boar
Day 1 - Gathering the reference material
|This one is too dark!|
|This face is getting close to what I like.|
BTW, I will want to eliminate the fat brush strokes on the above example. I don't like that.
|This is sweet but a little too civilized for me.|
|Just look at him. Isn't he wonderful!|
That is my favorite period. I just keep going back to that time frame to find my source for inspiration. There is really nothing new under the sun, is there? Sometimes, when we look back, we can learn from other's choices. We can learn from what works just like we can learn from what doesn't. The dark pig at the beginning definitely doesn't work. All the detail is lost. But the color tones of the man above are lovely and you just want to look at it-- each and every stroke of it.
Now it's time to paint.
Please come back tomorrow for more on my Boar painting.