Saturday, January 6th, 2024

Charcoal Study for “Bayscape”

Back in college, I took a few creative writing courses. One of my professors said the key to good fiction writing was to start with something personal and real, whether it was a place, a person or a thing. As you write, he said, change things. Make up things, add things, take things out. Over time, the “story” will be fiction. It will feel real to the reader, but will allow them to bring their own interpretation to what you wrote. I find that’s what happens with coomposition studies. The places are real, but working out a composition by drawing…and changing things…makes the resulting piece more a work of fiction than a literal representation, and lets the viewer interpret it however they want. Charcoal study for “Bayscape”

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