Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Eilidh head sketch


I got a little bit sidetracked and made a quick sketch of the head from a different angle, and was struck by the simplicity of this pose and in particular the arch of the neck. So I abandoned the original idea and immediately started to make a new painting of just the head and shoulders. My main focus was on the shape made by the neck and the direction of the eyes.

2 comments:

Jay Bastian said...

Your work is wonderful ... luminous and rich. What color do you use for the initial sketch.

NJN said...

Thanks Jay. As far as I can remember this was done very quickly using mainly burnt sienna and burnt umber.