Exaggeration is to paint a snake and add legs. -Proverb
Well. Okay, but sometimes it's fun to add legs to things that shouldn't have legs or at least stretch things out just a little. That's what I love to do, at least when it comes to creating, stretch things out a bit.
For this exercise, I do just that. I took a simple reference image I found from a magazine and used it to create my own elongated version. I started off by quickly sketching it out with a Stabilo pencil. I then used a color palette similar to the one in the reference image. I very loosely painting in the figure and items in the piece.
This is a really great way to make any image your own. Changing it as you please, making parts proportionately larger or smaller. For a challenge take one reference image and see just how many different exaggerated drawings/paintings you can make from it.