For this session I look back at two hours of work and see that I’m getting lost in detail and missing the basic turn of the form.
I received a very thought provoking email yesterday about the tendency for artists to avoid drawing and painting genitals and I decided to express my views in a post.
There is something about male models with their sharp edges and we defined transitions of value that I find it easy to simplify and just focus on painting planes.
With the second session on this new figure the portrait takes shape and I have fun working on a larger head this time.
I’ve started a new painting of a male figure. This reference again is from New Masters Academy.
After 20 hours of work I’m done with this painting. I’m happy with it but now I’m thinking about how long I want to continue doing these long term figures at this size.
I’ve begin to notice that I work better on rendering subtle flesh tones when I’m working over slightly dry paint.
It is interesting how diverse the colors are in skin tones, I find myself painting green skin very often.
The life drawing session went well this morning. Our model was great and the new stand position was welcomed by all.
This whole 2 hour session was spent on the dark side of the model’s back and the cast shadows.