Really nice progress. #67 is my favorite, the skin tone is well organized and I can almost feel it's transparency. The life drawing is great ~ somehow I feel it works better on mid-tone paper than you did on white paper, love the line work though.
It should always be bore in one's mind that he must be responsible for his life........
kidult, thanks (no, that sketch doesn't make your ass look fat, seriously)
atlantik, thank you! =)
UnSharpened, thank you!
RC_Koala, thanks a bunch
Flaskpost, that book is really a good investition, especially if you do life drawing! And if not, it'll inspire you to try it. Thanks
This is probably my best finished painting so far, although it's almost a year old. Soon I gotta start making a finished painting, haven't worked on any in about three months.
Title: Death of Salome
Salome - in the Bible - was the daughter of Herodias who asked her to dance in front of the king so she could demand the head of St John the Baptist as a reward - which she did. The severed head of St John was presented to her on a silver plate.
And this is how Salome herself died. According to the legend, she was dancing on ice when the ice broke and she fell into the cold water. Her mother Herodias tried to save her, but all her efforts were vain. The sharp pieces of ice eventually cut Salome’s neck and thus severed her head from her body. So she died just like the prophete whom she had brought to death.
True or not, I found the legend fascinating and painted my own version of it.
Last edited by Maidith; March 8th, 2008 at 02:35 PM.