I am not sure when I will get a chance to work on this again – tomorrow is another big day in my other world.
I stole some time tonight to do the next bit of work – but that’s OK because the time was mine (sort of)
And heres how she looks now.
I don’t know – maybe a bit overworked. Last night I read Charley-boy on figures and he has a much quicker approach. But he stresses that his loose, care-free style is very carefully created. It is an illusion. mmm – there’s a thought. I saw a short clip of him painting two boys at a sports field – and he puts a lot of work into each swatch and very carefully evaluates the effect of each part of the painting. He also uses very small brushes (at least I thought).
So I am keen to do this again but trying to hit the value first time.
I also thought about how I feel so confident painting at the pipe and so tentative with figures and faces. Maybe it is because a tiny change in shape can have such a dramatic effect on the face. And maybe it is also how subtle the plains of shade are on the figure and face. Maybe I just need to tune in. Whatever – this has been fun.