Monday 25 February 2008
Here's one that got away
It's important that that you're confident that your client can visualise how the finished piece will look.
In this case I kept sending pencil scribbles, presuming they understood that the finished article would be carried out in this style of brush and ink. They didn't. Numerous sketches later we settled on a layout neither of us were crazy about and dictated more by exhaustion than preference.
Another one notched up to experience
Friday 8 February 2008
Here's a simple still life set-up I came across years ago from a book by Arthur Stern called " How to see colour and paint it" for doing still life experiments.(dunno if you can still get the book).
It's a three sided box made of plywood or better again foam core board.
Make it whatever size you wish but preferably a size where you can easily get various coloured papers to clip onto all three sides (including white where you need it).
What you get are great cast colours. Careful observation of for instance an orange or coloured bottle will reveal subtle changes in cast colours as you move around the colour backing and the light. The anglepoise gives you a consistant light source. Just move it around to suit. Use a second one if you want.