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    How does your approach to producing art differ depending on the subject matter?

    When I approach drawing a solitary figure, for example, I normally start with a gesture in the center of the paper and refine it or start with the major masses. I have been working on one of my first multi-figure drawings and I have found myself needing to make constant adjustments to keep the positions of all of the features lined up between all of the figures, as well as making sure that all of the figures are centered on the paper:

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    In the future, I think that I will instead plan the drawing out better in terms of lightly drawing lines to ensure that everything lines up and that the negative space is more accurate, then verifying the accuracy of the distances before proceeding with the gestures or lineart.

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    its always good to see the painting as a whole not pieces of a whole before you start it. There will be a rhythm between the elements that will help express the concept better if you look for it and develop it.

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    Process is usually:

    (1) rough 2D thumbnails/sketches
    (3) 3D base (complexity depends on subject matter)
    (3) Overpainting in PS.

    Exceptions are studies which I do completely in 2D.

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    Different subject matter means different media for me. For landscapes I prefer to paint in oil. For portraits and figures I prefer dry media until I have the lines the way I want them. For industrial design, I like 3D digital.

    It's a matter of what produces a good product for that subject matter and what give me satisfaction during the process.

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