I thought I would share a bit of my artistic process with you.
I've been struggling with my transitions from sketch to finish. Often the emotion gets lost
as I go to a finish. A slight change of an eyebrow angle or the curve of a lip
can completely change a facial expression. If you scroll down,
you can see my sketch as it appeared in my journal. The written thought has changed
(that was just a stream of consciousness to fill in the hair), but I have worked hard
to maintain the "sketchiness" of the face. I also decided to use
watercolor for the first time and have a change of gender and hairstyle.
Below, is the sketch for HRT #22. I liked the sketch so much better.
Her attitude was just what I wanted to express, but it got lost in the final.
I will have to try that one again.