Are you the type of artist who 'gets an image in your mind' and create exactly what you've envisioned? Or, do you let the process lead you?
Personally, I often surprise myself - what I start out with and what I end up with can be and often is, entirely
different and unrecognizable from the finished product. Other times, only a little snippet remains. Or, the digital image takes on texture and dimension (like this one below) when printed onto cloth and sewn.
I know I love seeing those "before and "afters". Whether it is following a painting along from start to finish, a collage as layers and layers are added on top of each other or a digital composition and which images were incorporated.
So today I thought I'd suggest something, that would be fun for me, and I hope, for those of you reading this. All that is required as far as planning goes is to take a "BEFORE" snapshot - the early stage of a painting, your first images down on canvas, paper or virtually on the digital screen.
Email your before and afters to me email@example.com (at a decent but not ginormous size) with any relevant insights as to what you lead you from A to B and I'll set up a page to post them with a link back to your blog.
Here's a digital example -
Before (about 12 or 13 images to start)
from Finecrafted Designs (VooDoo) and Holliewood Studios - www.DeviantScrap.com
I had no idea this would end up below and be called...
"The Marshmellow Roast" - digital illustration
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I'd love to see where you've been and where you're at! Will you play? Hope so!