Been working on a new project which has been a bit of a challenge.
I was flicking through dance photos and found this one loving how the strength of the dancer juxtaposed against the baby’s vulnerability. The decision to recreate the photo on canvas was based on the premis it would require some concentration, but not so much as to cause a headache.
Got that wrong.
Drawing the figures was challenging but it wasn’t until I started painting did I realise how difficult this project was to be. Getting involved in the muscular structure I became absorbed in the wonders of the human form, forgetting the initial concept my imagination had conjured up when I first saw the photo. “Ahhh well”, I thought, “next one perhaps.”
There is still quite a bit of work to do yet, the pinkness of the dancer will need to be glazed back and there is some damage control to do on his torso, and a couple of seemingly disproportionate muscles. Any way, here it is thus far.