Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Silhouette

A tell-tale silhouette is often the cure for the over detailed and textured depiction of a subject.  These Monterrey cypress trees are easy to caricature because of their zig-zag shapes. 

More paintings fail because the descriptive silhouette takes second place to details in the interior of the shape.  Get the silhouette right, and it will carry the day.

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