Now, this week, I'll chat over my approach to life drawing and face expressions. As I'm a portraitist, a face often interests me most even in life drawing. Then, I choose the most interesting point. Only one. Not many.
Below, the model's eyes caught my heart. A rest of other visual information is simplified. His "mood" comes up that made me happy! I'm planning to make this work on A2 Arche paper and create a backgroud. Hopefully, these free brush strokes will happen again.
Lion Against a Wind (A2)
This lady looked happy and relaxing. I made it in a few minutes! Quick job always gives me interesting results.
Relaxing (A2)A same model shows different personalities that fascinate me. This model is the first man, but I felt him like a philosopher or a man in a cold wind.
Technically, I tried not to do overwork. (*I felt too busy around his cheek and stopped paiting at once).
Philosopher (A2)So, my steps to get on a face are ...
1) Choose one topic = What most interests you?
Eyes? Nose? Mouth? What else such as a mood? Only one, not two or many. Then, I focus on the topic.
2) Simplify a rest.
Omit other information. If necessary, I leave out other areas blank.
3) Emphasize the focal point.
With colour? Lines? Angle? Distortion? Different media? What else? Up to your techniques.
Also, in watercolour painting, timing to stop a brush stroke is critically important. Don't do overwork!
Now, KuRingGai Art Society is having the annual exhibition. I've put two paintings, the life drawing and Sydeny uni below.
Today, we, life drawing class members will have dinner together. The class is planning to have a same model with a one posture from 10am to 3pm on Saturday. Sounds nice, doesn't it?
You, too, Frirends, have a wonderful week and Happy Painting!!