18 September 2007
Arches CP 300 gsm, 14" x 10". 3 hours.
this is a peculiar image. it's a life drawing of margaret, but the watercolor tablet was flat on the table, so i viewed it downward as i drew at about a 45 degree angle. this caused the tablet to appear foreshortened and the image, drawn to scale, to appear elongated.
rather than correct the drawing i treated it with stylized, flat color, strong color contrasts, and almost no detail.
margaret usually wears her hair braided but on this day she came with her hair freshly shampooed and left down to dry. it gives her an older, more retro appearance.
Posted by Bruce at 6:16 PM