Poster studies are a very helpful exercise to do before confronting your actual painting, they are not exactly a sketch but more of a tonal and value study of your future painting.
They offer a clear understanding of the overall tone and temperature of your composition, they help you to easily identify big masses and planes in your subject, and resolve your drawing in a simple way without any attention to details.
Poster studies should be done fairly quickly and preferably in a small size. These examples below are about 6 in by 9 in. They were done from live models and were a lot of fun to do. I can't wait to do more of these.
The main goal of this blog is to create a space where I can share on a daily basis my illustrations, sketches, and paintings as well as showing the process, ideas and concepts behind each piece.
The reason for this is to get feed back from you, the fellow artists in the field, the spectators, the critics. I would love to hear your comments.
Through this exercise I intend to challenge myself to improve the level of my art and my skills while nurturing from your inside, advice and suggestions.
Thanks for visiting and come back!
Emerson (EMO) Calderon.