I have started doing a landscape copy every Wednesday. The first one was just too horrible to show anyone… this one is borderline. 🙂 I am just trying to match the colors and values (I think there is more light on my painting in this photo hence the lighter values… i hope?) mostly and not being too obsessed about the drawing or edges though I obviously am paying some attention to that. This is pretty small and done in around 3.5 hours I’d say.
Original painting by Joe Paquet
Aaaaand last nights figure drawing… we are going to do multiple sessions on this one I think/hope (if the model doesn’t hate us for giving her a tough pose).
“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery—celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: ‘It’s not where you take things from—it’s where you take them to.'”