Why You Ought to Take Progress Pictures of Your Work

I’ve taken progress photographs of just about each portray I’ve created over the previous seven years. This has been a useful behavior. Not solely does it remind me how every portray got here collectively, but it surely additionally helps me resolve issues that come up in my work.

Usually a portray might be coming collectively properly… till it’s not. Sooner or later within the portray, issues took a flip for the more severe with out me noticing. I’m certain you already know the sensation.

That is the place progress photographs turn out to be useful. I can look again by means of the photographs on my telephone and see the place it began to go unsuitable. Maybe there was a tough edge that I by chance softened; maybe I launched a coloration that doesn’t work; or maybe my brushwork acquired sloppy. Regardless of the case, it’s useful to know what went unsuitable and when. I may not be capable of return to that time, however the perception will assist me give you an answer.

One other profit is having the ability to take a look at progress photographs of your present work between classes while you’re away from the easel. I do that typically with difficult work that run over a couple of classes. I’ll sometimes lie in mattress earlier than I fall asleep, take a look at the latest progress shot, and ponder my subsequent strikes. This enables me to start out the subsequent session with momentum and an concept of what to do.

Anyway, hope you discovered this useful.

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Dan Scott