I’ve drawn this one before differently… I feel I have a slew of portraits/faces I would like to redo in different styles… I don’t recall getting as successful an expression in the first attempt. She appears intensely shocked at something. The messy blending technique I’m loving these days really works on the facial tones… it delivers a wonderful cubist feel to it. The light blue dress with pink dots pulls the eye away from the face and gives the viewer the opportunity to read across the composition, as does the placement of the face off to one side (rule of thirds – focal point). The core and orange background gives just enough contrast to the other colours to cause some visual tension, while letting me blend in the colours reflecting on the face.

What do you feel she’s thinking?

More to come…


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