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Section Copy

You are about to copy a section of an artwork - to start to master this artist’s style - so should you copy just ANYTHING they have created??

… obviously not- you are an artist - so you will SELECT!!

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  1. Which of these images appeals to you most, and why?
  2. Which one would you find most interesting to COPY?
  3. Make a sketch of the one that appeals to you - and bullet point it, stating why - and suggest different images you could develop from it

Picasso famously said -__“__Good artists copy, great artists steal.

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So you are looking for images that are rich in potential ART STEALS!High Quality Transcriptions, figure 4

Don’t torture yourself selecting - give yourself a time limit - 5 minutes maximum - to select an image from which you are going to copy.

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Section Copy Same Media

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When you have selected your image [those above are just some examples to make you thing - using the theme ‘contemporary portraits’….

  1. Make yourself a viewfinder -

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=making+a+viewfinder+art&view=detail&mid=2A43C332B9A0D8DF5B382A43C332B9A0D8DF5B38&FORM=VIRE.

  1. Now use the viewfinder to select a part of your image - and copy it as accurately as you can
  2. Your section should be no bigger than 1/8th of the original - remember - you are just trying it out!

Scaled Section Copy

Scaled Section Copy Scaled Down Copy of Whole Image

Now you have mastered a small section - make a simple copy of the whole image - and scale it down to a size you can accomplish in 2-3 hours - and copy it, using a simple media such as pencil with washes of colour - just so that you can understand how the image works, and was constructed by the artist originally…

Art Hack Tips :

  1. Scale up using your viewfinder again
  2. Grid up your page / canvas / screen - so that you can work scaling up one box on the grid at a time
  3. Start just with outlines
  4. Then build it up tonally / into blocks of colour
  5. Do details last
  6. Remember you ice a cake last!!

Scaled Section Copy Same Media

Scaled Section Copy Same Media Scaled Down Copy of Whole Image in Same Media as Original

Now you have:

  1. Mastered a small section
  2. Explored how the whole thing is composed

Now - make a scaled down copy of the whole image - and again scale it down to a size you can accomplish in 2-3 hours - and copy it, using the same methods as in the original.

Art Hack Tips:

  1. Scale up using your viewfinder again
  2. Grid up your page / canvas / screen - so that you can work scaling up one box on the grid at a time
  3. Start just with outlines
  4. Then build it up tonally / into blocks of colour
  5. Do detail last
  6. Remember you ice a cake last!!