More recently upon completing an artwork, I have been compiling the scanned images so that the stages can be seen all together. When working on a picture I find it really useful to have scanned images of the work in progress that are uniform in size, that I can then flick between at the touch of a button. By switching back and forth between two pictures it allows me to better spot the differences between them, and helps me see in turn what else I need to do to further the drawing.
When the stages are compiled as above with A Handful of Chillies, you can see the process condensed into eight steps. It is increasingly hard to spot the differences between the images as they progress, and the changes become more subtle.
To better show you what I look at when a piece is on my drawing board I plan to make a similar compilation but instead with a single element of a drawing, like a part of a face for example. I will find a suitable collection of work in progress pictures from an artwork and prepare this for a future blog post.
A Handful of Chillies is created using soft pastels on Pastelmat paper.
My thanks go to Réhahn Photography for his wonderful reference photograph.