Friday, August 22, 2008
I used gouache exclusively for this and I must say, even though it takes some getting used to, I really like this stuff. I think I'm going to start using it exclusively for lifedrawing from now on. I wish I could take it with me everywhere I go, but it's ok. Right now I'm trying to get experience working with color, the more I familiarize myself with it, the better. She's not as an elusive mistress as I once thought, thankfully.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Trying to capture energy in a pose is very difficult. It's a great challenge to try and be anatomically correct and have an incredible amount of energy. Over rendering kills a lot of energy... it's interesting to see the expressive strokes mixed with a more tightly rendered face... it almost lends itself to be the focal point because there are more details to look at. The rest of the image almost vibrates. Could be something useful to think about for the future.