…Rendering is a monkey sport.
Ideation is what separates the good from the great. Working out all the kinks. Developing the subtle, which is not a render(ing) thing. It’s getting the big impression to slap the viewer in the face, not (to) constantly make changes along the way, which ultimately diffuses the quality of the piece. And I say this because when making smaller changes, the big picture is not taken into account as we would like to think. If we change one thing, we need to change many things but (the) tendency is to just change the one.
So ultimately it comes down to a solid game plan.
A painting over rendered loses its freshness. If the idea is solid then the painter only has to focus on the freshness of the execution.
Don’t think that a painting doesn’t undergo minor changes along the way but those changes don’t change the big picture, IE; the graphic design which is inherently tied to the symbolism, the story, the intent.
Bougeaureau did hundreds of thumbnails for most of his works as well as dozens upon dozens of minor studies of textures, gestures, parts of poses, etc., all in the name of a perfect painting.
Rockwell did the same.
If you are using a gridding structure [which you would want to be when you are making complex imagery] if you change the piece along the way you’ve broken the grid. The grid itself is tied to the big perfect impression, the shape, design - symbolic of the emotional meaning, and the emotive response of the viewer. Break it because we change and change and change, then we have visual mud. Well rendered, possibly over rendered, visual mud.
A painting isn’t about countless hours rendering it - which means developing convincing illusions and leav(ing) it at that - not what most misinterpret as painting, (…) countless hours to make it look tight - misconstrued (for) uptight.
A painting is about impact on the viewer, and an effortless display of a well crafted and most of all, a well planned message."
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