|Practice People on the Street|
More random people. I had to invent the light source. That's what I love about painting - you get to leave out what you don't want, put in what you do, and decide where the light is coming from (from where the light is coming...). I think the man waiting to cross the street is a little tall. I have a tendency to make the legs too short and I may have overcompensated. And the girl with the backpack and red pants was much more slender. I owe it to her to try again.
|Practice People from Vacation Photos|
Digging through old vacation photos for figure shots, I came across these. Some are of me I think! Those strange Easter Island Moai looking blobs are my failed attempts at a method of painting figures devised by Skip Lawrence. Of course, he makes it look effortless. All I got were those blobs.
|Jack and Peat|
And if I can put people in my paintings, why not dogs too! See what I mean about the legs (on Jack, not Peat)? Although to be honest, my husband's family does tend to have short legs - short legs and large heads.
Clearly I need more practice! I'm going to have to do hundreds of these things before I feel confident enough to put them in a painting.