A blog about Gilead's fantasy art. Exploring the secret fantasy world that may or may not all be inside the artist's head. Gilead shares his ideas and inspirations from the life drawing sketch all the way to the final painting. Step by steps, techniques and thoughts about models materials, pricing illustration, sign painting commercial art, galleries or just you know...life.
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Thursday, September 1, 2016
A Composition Problem
I drew this one at my house one day when we had a model come over. She just lounged on the sofa and I got several very pretty drawings from that session. But there is a composition problem that comes with a horizontal pose across the center of the page. What do you do with all of that blank canvas above and below the figure?
I remember hanging up on this for a while as I entertained and rejected a series of ideas.
Then all of a sudden I started drawing rapidly almost as if someone else had grabbed my drawing hand and had taken over. Well as a matter of fact someone had. Can you see it? I didn't see it myself until I was done and then I had to laugh at myself.