Recently Karen joined a crazy fun challenge called the A to Z Challenge, where one must write a post for 26 days straight, using the corresponding letter of the alphabet as the base of the topic.
I was happy to be able to help out on "A" day by lending some images demonstrating the process by which a painting comes to life, and Karen used this as a great analogy for the writing process.
What intrigued me was a comment a reader left, describing the process as a "painting being born". Being born! I loved that... the idea of a "birth".
I don't know about other artists, but I suspect most of us feel very much that way... it's our "baby"!
So... I thought you might enjoy seeing another birth! I hope you enjoy the peek behind the curtain. :-)
I don't have sketches from the very beginning, but you can see some of the process below, including my expensive pencil holder--the spam can! :-D
(Can click any pic to enlarge)
Here's my set up with the Caran d'Ache Neocolor II's used plus some watercolor pencils, on black illustration board.