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Title: photos for drawing great grandpa's house
Post by: pencil point on April 26, 2014, 06:42:53 AM
we will have to tear down the house soon and I want to be able to draw then hopefully paint the house.  I want some spring then hopefully summer pictures (fall would be great if we can keep take house that long) so I can choose the season according to how the trees affect the picture.  as I have just started drawing realistic pictures (I'm only up to cross hatching) I plan to take pictures of different angles of the house at different distances.

are there other pictures I should take such as close up of the textures or any flowers or plants that may be in the picture, or would they just cause problems trying to get too much detail 

the corn will be growing in the fields for at least the next 6 years so I have plenty of time to get that at different stages of growth.  I think pictures of the corn with maybe a tractor or a deer in the field would look great hung on each side of the house drawing (it's an old farm house)

thanks for many help you can give me.  :painting:
Title: Re: photos for drawing great grandpa's house
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 26, 2014, 07:40:51 AM
Shirls,

That sounds like a great project.

I just finished painting our old house (now sold) and all I had to go from was a picture taken a few years ago on a summer day when the hydrangea bush hedge was in full bloom.  I had to leave out some details like the driveway because they would have distracted from the house and the flowers.

Hope that was helpful.

Good luck.  Your family will treasure your paintings.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: photos for drawing great grandpa's house
Post by: pencil point on April 26, 2014, 09:08:07 AM
thanks.  there will be some buildings that I will not put in my picture.  when the barn fell down it was replaced with a pole  barn and another building was built about 15 years ago.  I don't want to include either of those buildings
Title: Re: photos for drawing great grandpa's house
Post by: Val on April 26, 2014, 03:13:36 PM
Shirls, try not to make a huge issue out of detailing. The detail will be dependent on distance from the house, or as simple as the style of painting you choose to do. I think a lot of close-ups on small things around the house may only confuse you when you try to put them all together. A good general photo will contain everything you need to do a painting. Then it's just a case of what to leave in and what to take out.
Keep it simple.

If you intend to do paintings of the 'small' things surrounding the house, by all means get as many photos as you can!

Good luck with your project.  :gl2:
Title: Re: photos for drawing great grandpa's house
Post by: pencil point on April 26, 2014, 03:25:11 PM
thanks so much Val!  I have never done a realistic painting before and there are a couple of things I know I want to include like grandma's round flower bed.  it'll be a while before I can do a painting but I don't want to miss out because  I don't have good pictures

 :thankyou:
shirl