I have begun to draw out ideas for my main character, her cute little sidekick, and her home. My next step is to look closer at the female figure, I have taken a few photos of my friend to model from for my drawings of my lead character, to get a more realistic build and better movement.
I particularly like the more detailed close up sketch of my character with pink hair, The layers and the time spent on it just gives it better form. However they are all still quick sketches and not the final idea.
I happened to watch two movies whilst answering this brief, which both explored ideas of class and culture. The Great Gatsby is a classic story of wealth and glamour, change, appearance and acceptance. Baz Luhrmann’s interpretation of the story is cinematically beautiful, with a lot of diamonds and colour. The characters in the story are clear embodiments of styles and class an the film explores the world of the flapper culture in the 1920’s
I also studied the lifestyle of the characters in Les Miserables, particularly those in poverty, their clothing and appearance.
Over the space of a few life drawing sessions I have felt myself finally picking back up some of the techniques I learned in a lot of my life drawing session from last year. personally I would prefer to have a range I media to choose from and some longer studies, however the sessions we’ve had have been few and quite short.
Out of the studies here, i particularly like the 3rd and the last two as they show a lot more energy, I think throughout the process I have begin to grasp the models form and have developed my focus on scale and proportion.
‘Let me not die ingloriously and without struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter’. – Homer- The Iliad
We have been looking at quotes from literature to incorporate within our images, my personal favourite is this quote that I chose from Homer epic poem ‘Iliad’ based on the battle of troy. I chose this quote to accompany my course mates (Megan Westwood) photo of a homeless man. I thought it was great to give the character some grandeur and tell his story as if he were on some epic journey.