From Concept to Completion: The Cherry & Daps Wedding Painting

Happy One Year Anniversary to Cherry and Daps! For their wedding gift last year, I decided to do a painting inspired by the happy couple (actually its a thing I do for most wedding presents). Here is the finished product:

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Not only to celebrate the one year anniversary of this happy couple, but also to give readers an insight into how I take an art piece from concept to finished product, I present the first, in hopefully many, From Concept to Completion segments. Hit the Jump to find out how I went from concept to completion…

First off, before I put any pencil to paper, I always try to look at some reference photos/ artwork. These references can be pretty basic like the photos I jacked from Daps’ computer of Chera’s wedding photo shoot with Cherry and Daps (my bad!)…

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They can be references that I would like to add into my piece, like a Seattle and/or LA skyline or scenery…

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They can be things that I think about when I think about the subject and/or theme of my piece…

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And lastly, references can be other fun art pieces that I want to draw inspiration from…

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Once I get a good idea from seeing all the various references, then and only then do I place pencil to paper…

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And then an idea hits and you run with it, now its time to lay the outline on the canvas

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Then the fun begins, painting starts out with the lighter colors…

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then place the dark colors on last…

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After that, its time for some touch up and clean-up…

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and there you have it, the completed Cherry & Daps painting…

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I hope you enjoyed the first ever From Concept to Completion Segment on Art of the Cartoon!!!

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