Figures are a whole new thing. But at last I feel I am getting somewhere. I have been practicing with photos I took at the beach a while ago. I love what happens when it clicks and the pencil traces the curves and angles as they are. I guess that is the hop over to right side of the brain. Of course research shows that what happens is a lot more complex than what has been popularised. But there is definitely a change of state. Now I want this to happen when I paint from life. Ai – the journey continues…
I have just done this after practicing drawing. Well at least she did not have to stand there. Or not (o:
I am working smaller again:
340x250mm on Fabriano 300 gm
I have been listening to Fleetwood Mac as I work. Poor things they cut a whole disc in the midst of their relationships being torn apart. I remember hearing them talking on the radio once. They were saying it was not a happy time, with break-ups happening throughout the time.
Here is the first I did last night:
And earlier this evening I did this, also from photos:
Now I am really tired and will fill in more detail on the painting tomorrow..