Julie Akeman Art Blog
ohhhh yeah, troubles big time. I'm sketching faces, women in profile for a painting idea. It's of a vampiress turned slightly towards the moon behind her. Her face in profile. I'm trying to find a reference photo of someone in that kind of position, it's the face that is comming out wrong. My book of nude models helps with other aspects, like backlighting, highlighting and other positions but the one specific one I am looking for. However I just got three magazines from the library to help. One is Elle, because of some of the classy looks I'm looking for, the other is Fitness which gives me more varity on the woman figure in action.
Some of my sketchings came out ok but it was more for practice and it's not in the position I'm looking for. There are a few painting ideas I want to use the human figure for. A few dryad paintings have been perculating in my head. I can do a human figure from the back very well, actually most people can, it's the faces that tend to throw people off track. I'm fighting with trying to break down what I see into shades and shapes while also taking in the whole picture as I see it. I KNOW that once I get this problem of drawing figures figured out I can do it without so much hassle. For now practicing basics is the way I'm going.