I was tossing and turning this morning wondering where
this was all leading. I thought about the statement I made
yesterday "No Photo's Ever! It's been worrying me ever
since. I can't remember all the of the places and things I've
seen over the years. Photo's are the only memories I have.
I guess that's why I take so many of them, most are useless
or provide just a brief glimpse of what I was seeing and thinking.
For me they're mind reference and only for that purpose!
This is what I did wrong. I tried to draw directly from a photo
and then paint loosely. Yeah, that's right, I just said that.
This is what Loriann was talking about. It's not wrong to
have photo's but it's wrong to use them as direct reference or
to copy. Of course this is not true for everyone. If exact
replication and detail is your style then yes, photo reference
is perfect if you can't have the subject in front of you.
I have to be careful of what I say, this is ME I'm talking about
here, not everyone else.
So, another day has dawned and it's time to put on the coffee
and see where it leads. Wish me luck, I'll need it!
Have a wonderful day everyone!