Artist's Back to Basics

Don't Rock the Boat

Step 1

What came first: The title or the painting? For me, it can be either. There is nothing worse than staring at a blank canvas. Normally I will rough out a couple of layouts (on A4 or A3 layout paper) of the subject I am going to paint.

I’d visualised my subject characters and what they might look like.

I sketched the characters roughly … this is where things end up

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