Sunday, December 18, 2011

Jen Thomas, 16" x 12", oil on linen

Jen teaches graphic design and illustration classes as well as typography class.

This is her second time posing and this time she brought a scarf with her. We tried a few different ways of her wearing it and we decided to have her wear it on her head.

The yellow and greens on the scarf gave me an idea of her being out it the woods. But I didn't want to create too much of an elaborate background. Instead, I just wanted to create a hint of her being outdoors. So I added a few loose strokes of greens and light-browns over the initial sketch lines, completely ignoring the black drapery behind her.

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