One of the members of the Positive Painters community asked the question: How can a combine two images into one to create a nice painting? You ask, I answer :).
In the following video tutorial, I provide step-by-step instructions on how to composite image for a painting using 2 images and create a single composite image.
For the Goal-Oriented Artist
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Why you should create a composite image for a painting?
There are 2 primary reasons you would want to create a composite image prior to beginning a painting with multiple reference images:
- A picture speaks a thousand words. No one can read your mind. Creating a composite image is extremely handy because it saves you time and provides a visual representation to the client. Allowing you to create a single reference image before you ever put the pencil to the panel for a sketch.
- Saves you time and frustration. Back in the day, I would create a beautiful drawing of what I thought the client wanted, only to learn that they had something else in mind….LOTS of ERASING – UGH!!! Thank God for Photoshop!
As you’ll see in the video, I can easily create, move, scale and so on with few clicks and even send the client multiple reference image options to select from.Once they make the selection, I can start sketching! And once I sketch the painting, I’ll submit that for another approval. The logic behind that is, it is way less expensive to change the foundation before you start building the house….and I do charge change control fees for structural changes once the painting begins.
For more information about Commissions and my process – check out this article: 5 Questions to Ask BEFORE you Start Taking Commissions.
Video Tutorial: How To Create a Single Reference Image from 2 Images
Alright! Let’s get to it and put these two pups together into a single reference image!
One of the members of the Positive Painters community asked the question: How can a combine two images into one to create a nice painting?
I’ve seen many new artists jump into taking art commissions shortly after completing a piece of artwork because their friends and family ask them too.