Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I'm busy working on a painting that I can't share right now. Hopefully in the future I will be able to let you see it. It, of course, involves fish! However, I have been sketching as well as painting and there's never a sketchbook too far away from my hand. This little fish in pen and ink with touches of coloured pencil was the result of the evening news.
I have other ideas brewing and they seem to come fast and thick at the moment. Having time and ability to get them all in place is the challenge. This weekend I have a model coming to the house so I can take some photos. Until now, when I draw a portrait, its usually someone I know or an unknown photographic reference that represents a pose I need or like. I have a specific idea and want to work that out, so I needed to hire a model to ensure that I get the pose and lighting correct for the composition I have in mind.
Controlling my own images gives me a lot more freedom and hiring a model may be something that I do more frequently to get images that I need for future paintings.
I'll be asking the model to sign a simple model release form which will give me permission to use the images and create derivatives from them. I know the likelihood of there being a problem in the future is very unlikely, but I'd prefer have that document in place.