So I thought I’d make a more serious attempt at a painting, and actually spend a few days on it. It’s fun to do things like the Dorothy Lamour painting, where I just eyeball everything (no jokes, please), but it’s no fun to do a comparison afterward and realize how out of whack some of my proportions are.
So for this one, I’ve gone back to the old standby, the grid, and carefully sketched Bob to match the photo exactly. For the next phase, painting, I’ll turn off the grid and go nuts. I figure eyeballing the tone and detail will be enough to take a boring sketch and imbue it with some life.