Hi, Friends, did you enjoy a weekend? I had a good time after I submitted some paintings to exhibitions. The hand is getting better.
Thank you for many cheers and the feedback on "movements."
Now, this week topic is a "kid's back figure."By the way, how do you play with a sketched back figure? Well, I do a "second use." I reverse the back figure drawing. See below.
An outline is exactly the same as the first illustration. (*I traced it.)
But with it, I can make a front figure, too. It's my methods to check a back figure is correct or not. If right, a traced figure turns out to be a beautiful front figure.Yes, a back figure makes a front figure! Vise versa.
It's a good practice and an interesting approach to understand a subject in a multi dimention.
Back to the subject.
A back figure often tells a story well, sometimes, more than a front figure. Actually, we often look at back figures more than front figures, which tells life stories and emotions lots.
In a picture book illustration, a back figure is as efficient as a front figure to tell a text. Or I should say, a back figure stimulates viewers imagination. So, a back figure is a good vehicle to carry a text's message in a subtle way.
Often I feel something poetic in a back figure like an echo. It's a joy to find little children's innocence and great concentration in their back figures. Sketching a back figure is reasonably easier than a front figure.
1) Check a head, a neck, a shoulder's position.
Yes, unlike a front figure, a shoulder/body comes forward to you! (*hope that sentence makes sense!)2) Especially, examine a head's angle.
3) Make a smooth relation between a head, a neck and a shoulder/body = A spine is at the centre!
Friends, happy painting!!!
Enjoy both back figures and front figures!