Multiple treatments of the same subject

Just now, I’m interested in multiple treatments of the same subject. I make drawings (cartoons) and transfer them to multiple surfaces.  So far, I’ve limited the process to two instances per drawing.  When I do an ambitious drawing perhaps I will expand to three or more treatments.

This photo shows two versions of a small winter landscape.  The top version is done with watercolors.  The lower version is pastel.

The problem with using a cartoon is that the drawing is destroyed during the process.  A cartoon is a drawing used to transfer the design to another surface.  Cartoons are made to the dimension of the target surface. 

This effort is another small landscape.  Both treatments are oil.

Besides being fun to do, multiple studies help me identify the design’s essential elements.  Mostly though, they’re fun to do.

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