Nothing in this one was planned. Since I work in series frequently I might do twenty backgrounds. Then I go onto the middle ground and finally the foreground. I never know where I am going and am frequently quite surprised with the results. For instance, in this piece there are lots of stripes. That was not planned but is a happy accident. I love when that happens. The stripes of the tiger; the stripes of the swim suits; and the stripes in the upper left of the background are a total accident or is it? Is it intuitive? Is my mind totally unconscious of the decisions I make and do not notice until I step back and look at the finished piece? In case you did not guess it, I really like how this one turned out.
Do What You Like, Like What You Do: Bert Jacobs at TEDxBeaconStreet