You must destroy detail


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You must destroy detail

One of the basic things that is important in interpreting a photograph into a painting is to get rid of all of the photographic detail in the painting, and having worked with many photographers in various workshops, I can tell you this is one of the hardest things for a photographer to let go of. This is the mainstay of their vocabulary in their particular art. High detail is something that they've spent years getting good at and then to tell them, "you've got to remove all that," seems just totally counter to their very strong knowledge of the vocabulary of photography.

So I'm going to go through an image and we are going to start and talk a little bit about this photographic detail and then we are going to break this image down and go through the key steps of translating it or interpreting it into a painting. So looking at this image, right away you have got two of the big vocabulary elements of photography. You've got sharp focus. Look how clean and clear the...

You must destroy detail
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You must destroy detail provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by John Derry as part of the Painter 11 Essential Training

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Design
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