Saturday, November 1, 2008

Actual size.

This is a drawing of a little cowboy and i tried to keep it in it's actual size so you can see the size I tent to work at. This is always tricky for me. Stacy and Ted will attest I used to work HUGE, but I think I was trying to get a handle on how to use brushes and after time I became more confident to reduce sizes. 

Now I almost have to cut off bits of 18/0 brushes to get down to the size I want. If my eyes give out on me I'm screwed.

1 comment:

  1. Regardless of the size you work, your stuff is always beautiful.

    I've come to where I have to work large enough to where I am letting my arm do most of the work and not my fingers. If I try to work too large, though, I fool myself into thinking I have to do a lot of detail, and that usually ruins it.

    That Peanuts strip I copied was 22" wide and if I ever did another comic strip, I think that would be perfect. I tried doing a comic book page at the standard size of 10" X 15" and it just seemed very constraining. I couldn't do it.

    I'm feeling the need to start trying different tools again. That affects it a lot as well, as you mentioned about your brushes.

    I remember seeing some paintings at western museums in Oklahoma that were several feet high. You had to stand at just the right distance for it to look right, but when you did, Wow! That's something that is missed in work that is reproduced.