Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Warrior - Initial Drawing
This painting is quite large - 30"x48", oil on linen, and the figure is almost life size. I have established the main placement and general plan, but I am sure there will be many changes, as this just gives me a general idea of where things will be and the approximate value. This boy's favorite toys are swords and boats so I chose the simplest weapon he owns (it's wood) and had to talk him out of a very large, ornate and glitzy plastic one. I am going to have the area of greatest contrast and definition at his head, the sweet spot, so the eye immediately goes there.