I went and made a webcomic...
I've been taking a weekly painting class for years, and one of the things that I've observed from my fellow students is that one of the biggest learning curves is figuring out how to see. Not just the shapes within a shape, but the colour changes as well. It's like starting a jigsaw puzzle with a blank cover and then someone giving you the picture. All of a sudden you have a guide on how to put those pieces together. And the really awesome thing about acrylics? Wait five minutes and then you can try to paint it again, and again, and again.
Hmmmm - I don't know on the scale thing, Lew - some folks do better on the large scale and some do better on the small. 9x12 seems to be the upper limit of where I'm happiest painting at but again it varies so much. I've seen people struggle with small but switching up sizes suddenly made their painting click for them.
For all that are interested the X-Boards are rejuvenating a tradition that mattbib started a while back! Since this is the off-topic art thread I thought it would be nice to invite all of you to take part.
Draw Me a X-Jam XIII: Redesign!
Hey does anyone have experience stretching canvas? I have all the stuff and figured I'd give it a crack. I was thinking I should soak the canvas in hot water before stapling it onto the frame... but is there anything I should treat it with first or directly afterward?
I assume you've been watching the how-to videos?
Building the frame is no problem for me.. I'm an old hand at basic woodworking and I just acquired a table saw second hand. Wish me luck in not cutting any important appendages off.
This new server has sure speeded CBR up. Now everyone can post their artwork faster.