Wednesday, February 10, 2010


This is a series of thumbnail sketches that I have done portraying various ideas for placement of the deer I have been discussing. I still like the idea of the deer climbing a steep ridgeline sensing danger from some undetected source so that they are looking everywhere as they slowly climb towards the timber at the top of the painting. In the photos I took for this idea there was a huge fallen Limber Pine but I am afraid it may be too much and to make it look right might take away from my story idea so I think I will just use trees instead. So it is the lower left sketch that I am leaning towards. I redid it a little at the bottom of page and now will go into more detail as far as sizing and placement of the deer still using paper but maybe to the size of the canvas it will all be done on. I'll try and get some of that worked out in the next day or two.

4 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Good choice, Gary...I like the 4th spread of deer too as they are spread upwards a bit more but still allows you to see them all without as much overlap. I also love the perspective angle you have in the first one. Can't wait to see what you do with this!

Sheila said...

Thanks for sharing your prep and thought process. It is very cool to see how your come about a painting like this.

Celeste Bergin said...

it is looking great! I'm tuned in to see what happens next

Morgaine said...

Very cool to see your sketches Gary