Master Copy Monday
Welcome Back to the blog.
Today is Monday, so that means a totally new post.
I think I have a thing going, dedicating each day to a special post. Therefore Monday will be for master copies.
What’s a Master Copy?
A master copy is simply copying another drawing, or creating your own reproduction of an artwork by another artist. The 'master' concept comes from the idea that the most effective artists to copy are the best or master artists.
Why do this instead of creating original content?
By copying another artist you learn different techniques to achieve different effects. This forces an artist to stray from their comfort zone and adapt new ideas for future work.
Today I chose He Lihuai’s composition to copy. I’m going to be painting a still life in a few days so it’s ideal timing for me to get the hang of it again. I had a time limit of 2hrs but I still didn’t finish. I think next time I will focus in multiple areas so that it at least looks more complete. Also, my hands look flat. I should probably paint with more curved strokes and have a more structured under sketch in the future. I really just dove in with this one.