Often starting to paint on a sketch is like jumping into water that is wide and deep. It's amazing what lessons and challenges surface right away. If the application of paint is done without the next step in mind then the form becomes flat and without life.
The image posted from my work yesterday is an example of rushing into a well thought out sketch with paint. The result is that i squeezed the personality right out of it.
I am not looking for just any black bear image on my canvas. It needs to speak with line, color and shape in such a way that pulls the viewer in so that they may enjoy the acquaintance .
Today I'll start over a little wiser from this last swim.