I’ve taken progress pictures of virtually each portray I’ve created over the previous seven years. This has been a useful behavior. Not solely does it remind me how every portray got here collectively, but it surely additionally helps me remedy issues that come up in my work.
Usually a portray can be coming collectively properly… till it’s not. Sooner or later within the portray, issues took a flip for the more serious with out me noticing. I’m positive you understand the sensation.
That is the place progress pictures come in useful. I can look again via the photographs on my cellphone and see the place it began to go mistaken. Maybe there was a tough edge that I by chance softened; maybe I launched a coloration that doesn’t work; or maybe my brushwork bought sloppy. Regardless of the case, it’s useful to know what went mistaken and when. I won’t be capable of return to that time, however the perception will assist me provide you with an answer.
One other profit is having the ability to take a look at progress pictures of your present work between periods while you’re away from the easel. I do that typically with difficult work that run over just a few periods. I’ll usually lie in mattress earlier than I fall asleep, take a look at the latest progress shot, and ponder my subsequent strikes. This permits me to begin the subsequent session with momentum and an concept of what to do.
Anyway, hope you discovered this beneficial.