Monday, September 20, 2010

Color and Composition Practice 1

It always seems like when I'm in the middle of a lot of work, I always get ideas for images that I don't have time to create. I always tell myself I will eventually make that image, but I rarely do. The paying jobs always seem to come first. Lately I've taken a little time out of each day to do a quick color/composition sketch and at least materialize these ideas to some degree, before they disappear into the nether-regions of my brain, never to be seen or thought of again.

It's also great practice! I intend to continue this exercise whenever possible, and maybe I'll end up finishing the "home-runs" from time to time. Thanks for looking!


Ben Greene said...

Great idea. Any time I have an idea that I don't have the extra time to express, I write it down in an "idea journal" that I keep but doing a quick sketch to solidify the idea visually is probably the better way to go. These are great!

Pato said...

I agree with Ben, these ARE great.

I too have been feeling that is difficult to tend to your own projects when you have to do work for others. I'll take your advice and start sketching for an hour a day. I tried the "idea journal" but I'm terrible at keeping a journal.

McLean Kendree said...

Thanks guys! I have no idea how long I will stick with it, but it seems like a great way to get ideas for personal pieces fast - as we'll see in the next post, haha! Thanks again guys!