I'm working on a piecethat I have envisioned to be a great one. I'm sad to say that every piece I make never ends like I have envisioned.
I start by drawing my complete composition, and I have learnt that without a good drawing, my end result won't be good either. I'm not the kind of painter that can paint without any drawing. So, I put quite alot effort in to get it where I want it to be. In this particular piece, the birds are what matters for me, and I want each of them to have their own specific expression. Below is my drawing, this is how it looks when I'm ready to start painting.
Unlike what I have done in earlier works, I start with the birds this time. Normally, I paint the main subjects in the end of my work. But this time the other way around.
With all my practice lately, I've seen that the fear of getting started has disappeared. Any mistake is possible to fix, so it's just to get started. What I've also learnt is that to start with very light colors is smart, and that has now become a habit for me. Just to add more and stronger colors as work progress.
My birds turned out just as I wanted, and I'm very happy with them. It does remain to see how the background will affect them. Hopefully it will turn out well.
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