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04-24-2007, 09:26 AM
This is a sketch that I finished recently ... it tried to get away from me .. but I didn't want to lose it because I rather liked the 'head'. The reference photo was not so good and she was wearing a white tutu which was all frothed up in front of her .. after several attempts to get it looking right I decided to abandon the tutu .. so here she is surviving in minimum detail.
04-24-2007, 10:37 AM
The touches of blue are inspired, carrying though the composition and holding the piece together. I'm not sure the cropping works for me, - perhaps its' the definite crop on the head but the fading off below which is two different approaches?
Beautiful face, very sensitively rendered.
04-24-2007, 06:44 PM
Great pencil work! Understand entirely about the tutu taking over! :eek:
Love how you faded the pencil work on the torso. :thumbsup:
04-24-2007, 06:46 PM
Nice Mayet... you always do these well... I miss the top of her head though!
04-24-2007, 07:51 PM
You have some nice things going there although the composition makes you feel she is leaving the picture. Check the lips they need to follow the right nostril some more they are on a cylinder and that information is missing.
04-25-2007, 09:13 AM
Anne: Thanks for your comments. I often crop the top of the head in my drawings .. in this case the reference was cropped as shown here.
Tracey: Thank you! Glad to hear that like the 'fade' .. others don't .. I prefer things to look sketchy rather than solid.
Mac: People are always asking me 'why do you crop the head'? .. I think it helps to draw the viewer to the face .. which is usually my aim. :)
Bill: With these pastel things I try to aim for an illustrative approach .. therefore things can be somewhat exaggerated eg. lips, shoulders etc. .. that's the fun of doing them .. :)
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