Hey guys. Recently got into making more detailed prep drawings for my large scale, acrylic paintings. Looking for feedback on any and everything before I start slopping the paint about. Thanks for checking it out!
The idea here is to combine some renaissance type imagery with a more contemporary power struggle/egomania scenario.
This one looks more like a test sketch than a preliminary drawing for painting. I'd expect the preliminary drawing to show much more precise treatment of form and anatomy and perspective and other fundamentals that should be solved before you start "slopping the paint around". Otherwise the likelihood that you'll fumble and waste time is too big.
In other words: unless you want it in "distorted expressionism", tighten the drawing before you paint.
I'd suggest you build this scene from basic shapes - boxes and balls - and go from there. It's easier to get the perspective right with simple shapes, and use them as guidelines to build the anatomy later.
The faces and bodies.
A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so."
My first thought was that they all have really short legs. Better to first nail down the anatomy and pose before you dress them up, methinks.
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