|1. SELECT YOUR SUBJECT
2. DECIDE ON THE MATERIALS; KIND, SIZE AND COLOR
Will you interpret the subject abstractly, semi-abstractly
Will you interpret the subject as flat 2dimensional space
or 3dimensional space?
Will the source of your subject be imagined, remembered,
copied, drawn using a photo source?
3. THINK AND Imagine
THE OBJECTS IN SPACE (composition)
Does your idea fit a small or large size image space?
Will you work on a paper surface?
What color and texture of surface will work best?
Does your picture require a special paper?
4. DEVELOP THE IMAGES
Imagine the position of the primary objects.
(avoid emphasizing the center)
How can you achieve rhythm, and repetition?
What can be a color or tone effect that can be
repeated for harmony?
Think about what kinds of contrasts you can have:
Sizes? Shapes? Colors? Tones?
Develop secondary areas; details inside of the
main objects or forms
Develop a sense of modeling (shading) to make
objects look 3 dimensional
Develop light and shadow if you wish to
Correct mistakes if they detract, or cleverly,
make mistakes appear to be intentional
Try to leave the work feeling "finished."
There should be no annoying parts that seem to say, "Please fix me."