Friday, January 4, 2013

Figure Friday: Wayward Queen Cover Rough Studies

A couple of rough life studies for the series cover for my webcomic, "The Wayward Queen" - this painting here. The pose I wanted for the final painting turned out to be technically impossible - The full figure study here was a fast sketch of the closest pose that could be managed without having a contortionist handy. In the end I ended up doing studies of various parts of the pose and kind of glomming them together (hey, if Ingres could get away with it, why not me?) I did a number of more finished studies of hands and legs and other bits, some of which you can see here.

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