Simplicity Takes the Lead

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Moving from grey scale to color was a challenge for sure, but a great opportunity to learn and grow as an artist.  I recently checked out a bunch of great and useful books from the library; Drawing and Painting the Portrait, by John Devane and a collection of Impressionist paintings and a collection of Michelangelo’s work.  Great stuff to take inspiration from.

At first I was abscessing about her curls and about the details on each and every one of them, so I was surprised at how much I liked the simple version of it instead.  Kind of feels like a good balance between my comic book style and the painterly method I’ve been working on.

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Works in progress I submitted along with the finished image above.  I think I ended up changing Selene’s face three or four times throughout the two weeks and it figures the one I kept was a simple and straight forward angle, with little details.

-Jesse

Moral of the story.

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”  -Leonardo da Vinci

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