Thursday, April 01, 2010

Three Graces - 4

I spent some time working on more sketches ready to transfer, but my main aim was to Begin dotting. So I began on the first grace; Here you can see my first few dots to outline her eyes.his is the crucial moment when everything can go wrong. Thankfully it seemed to go OK.


My next task was to establish the eyes and shadows. I wanted her eyes to be blue, but obviously in black and white, they needed to be lighter grey I also needed to start the nose and mouth (see below).I think this is probably the first time I've been happy with a face so early on in it's development....that's the result of better preparation I think.
A strange thing then happened..and it's something I like. Once I'd rubbed all the pencil line out, her expression changed from a sort or cheeky wistful look to this more ..well, sad and serious face. sometimes it feels as if faces created take on their own personality independent of my input!haha!
The more I considered the next stage which would be to start on her hair, I felt that the shorter bob style I'd originally chosen didn't fit in with the composition. The grace on the far left has long hair, the middle grace has a bob, so it would balance if this grace had long hair.therefore she will have long wavy blond hair...there will be some appropriate decoration to her Alice band to add later.
Eater is upon us here once again, and we're going away to visit friends in York tomorrow.So I don;t think I'll be posting until Sunday at the earliest. So may I take this opportunity to wish you a very peaceful and happy Easter.

5 comments:

Julie Schuler said...

Happy Easter to you!

Jeanette said...

This looks like a good start Niall. I love watching your images unfold.

From the images I have seen, this Grace has some similarities to your wife. Coincidental or my imagination?

Jeanette said...

Oh, and Happy Easter! I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Niall young said...

Julie...Eggs!

Jeanette...to be absolutely honest, it's purely coincidental, but being with someone for 26 years must influence one's preferences! there are certain attributes I'm fascinated with , this face has them!

Devil Mood said...

Yes, I agree with Jeanette. :) But it's interesting to find the same familiar faces in your works, this girl and the grumpy starman.

I can imagine the drawings having a life of their own. I'm sure they would be to me, in particularly, as they'd all turn to horrible monsters.

Happy Easter!