Monday, November 3, 2014

Rock Climber Progress Shot

watercolor on paper, 8" x 8"
On the Rocks*!
This is a progress shot--but I like where it's headed. Putting an unfinished work (or actually, one that I think is finished) on the computer screen is always a help to me. Things that looked alright on the drafting table pop right out as mistakes things that need further attention.

Some mouth adjustments, a bit of eyeball reworking, and a full head of hair ought to make this girl glow.


* The reference photo was taken by my son, on a rock climbing expedition at Minnewaska State Park Preserve in the beautiful Shawangunks (/SHON-gums/.  Really.) of Upstate New York. The "Gunks" are popular with rock climbers and throughout the summer and fall, if you look up in the right direction, you are apt to see a line of people clinging to the rock face.

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