So glad to be back at figure class after it has been on break for a few weeks. Been able to tweak my workflow in Painter and am getting more comfortable with it. Most of the warm up sketches aren’t much to look at but I included a couple of the better looking ones – these are just 2-5 minute poses. Then I’ve got 3 of the 4 longer pose paintings. The last painting was about a 45 minute pose and so I took a bit of creative license with it. Had a great time, good atmosphere tonight which helps the creativity.
Below is a comparison from 3 classes ago, same model, similar pose but it was an hour pose. I think the new painting from tonight (with the yellow “wings”) looks much more natural and appealing. The previous painting has better contrast but suffers from a lot of other bad technique I think.
3 weeks ago: