Saturday, April 12, 2014

STUCK FOR AN IDEA FOR A COMPOSITION? TRY AN ALPHASKETCH!

art blog, tutorial
I used charcoal directly on canvas.
You wouldn't even need to make the letters appear dimensional, as above, if you chose to simply break up the space with a variety of shapes and sizes. Use some overlapping or, at the least, make some edges touch.
Of course you can erase some lines and add others to improve the composition as you wish. Then paint and/or collage to your heart's desire. (Wish I had the finished work to show you, but alas.)

Now for the giveaway! This freebie will go to one of my followers, selected in a fair and random drawing. Simply leave a comment below this post, with the understanding that I must be able to reach you if you win the art book shown.
When the contest is over, I will announce it here and the winner's name will appear in my next post. Good luck!

P.Guhin, art book
Brand new copy!

7 comments:

  1. Great idea starter. Love your blog and the weekly shot of inspiration, and humor.

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  2. What a great idea! And the book looks awesome, too!

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  3. Hi Paula I'm following you from the UK - not sure if I can enter??

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    1. Hey, Gill, sure you can! Best of luck.

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  4. The book looks great. Thanks.

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  5. Great idea, as always Paula. I'd love to win your book!!! Ger

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