Thursday, February 21, 2008

Intimidated by Beauty

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I have friends who are incredible draftsmen and do beautiful designs that are playful and esthetically pleasing. Their nudes are stylized and graphic but still show knowledge of anatomy. I’m trying to break away from the fussy labored attention to detail but I’ve discovered I’m intimidated by beauty. I feel obligated to capture a likeness and record her as accurately as possible. I’m also intrigued by the subtitle flowing lines that curve and flatten. This picture shows my up tightness pretty well. Time I try lightening up and see what happens.

For some reason this image degraded in the transfer. It looks okay when enlarged but here is a detail that I kind of like the composition of better.

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