Today I have another quick tip for you and that’s to focus on one part of your piece at a time. I think I’ve touched on this in another video but really, focus on one part at a time.
In a recent painting session, I was looking at my reference photo and trying to figure out how I was going to paint the okapi’s jaw, neck, and back.
I felt paralyzed by indecision and could only bring myself to start working when I told myself I was just going to focus on how to paint the jaw.
Sometimes I don’t narrow my focus down by parts of the painting. Sometimes I narrow down my focus by where I’m going to put a particular color. But again, I can’t be trying to figure out where I’m going to put my blue, and where I’m going to put my red, and where I’m going to put my purple all at the same time. I need to focus on where I’m going to put my blue and forget about the other colors for the time being. Once all the blue is where it should be, then I can move on.
So that’s my tip for you. Don’t try to focus on every aspect of your piece at once. Thank you so much for watching. Subscribe for videos, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and for live streams Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. I’ll see you all next time. Bye.
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Painter of portraits and wildlife