A few months back as I was working on a series of digital paintings on my iPod I decided to try something like a figure drawing. Up to this point I’d only done portraits – mainly because of the small screen size – and I suppose I’m more drawn to portraits, anyway.
A friend of mine told me about the work of Andrew Loomis and I picked up a copy of his book, Figure Drawing: For All it’s Worth. I decided to do a study of one of his drawings, only paint it in a style reminiscent of Gil Elvgren.
It was fun to do, but painting this small is a real challenge – getting the face right was the hardest part. Anyway, here it is: