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.


Anonymous 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.