Figure with Flowers

by Tx Williep, July 11th 2020 © 2020 Tx Williep

Pencil drawing to which was added watercolor. In Jan 2020, I took a course in painting flowers. I decided to add stylized foweres to the figure. The figure is from a life drawing session.

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I absolutely love the promise, or potential, txWilliep, but I've got one small request: Why don't you warm up with 5 minutes of 20 second figure drawings and flowers, pretty please? The reason why you could do that it because, first of all, it'll totally loosen you up. And second, to look up some flower images on your favourite search engine, bookmark the searches, bookmark the images, then download them, and later, duplicate and rotate, and flip, next grayscale. Hope and pray that it can and will succeed.

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My eye is immediately drawn to the dark color on the right side of the face(her left), but I can't figure out why it's there-- it's darker than everything else, but it's on the same side of the body as the strongest highlight, which is the thigh on that same side. I'm guessing you need to work on analyzing shadows. Squint at your reference image and drawing every once in a while to make sure your darks and lights are consistent with the light source.

Tx Williep

I will agree with you. The shadow should be on the other side of the face. The original is a 5" life drawing (pen & ink - all my life drawing are so). The shadow on the face is on the right side. I was in a hurry because I had a deadline and I did not pay attention to the shadows on the original as I should have. Haste makes waste.

Thank you for your input.

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