watercolor on Arches HP 300 gsm, 14" x 10".
a portrait study of april, primarily to explore the projection of her nose in relation to the rest of her face, and the overall shape of her hair.
i used a very simple color and light scheme in imitation of 15th century continental portraits.
no blue in the painting.
01 June 2008
wolff's carbon on Strathmore drawing 180 gsm, 12" x 17.5".
a portrait of lula with extended legs. i used a diagonal eighths grid to copy the figure freehand from a photo.
the main problems were the foot and the foreshortening of the flexed leg and the face.
i built the figure outline gradually and only hinted at the figure environment.
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