While I don't see that your color distracted from the work, a vey wise person once told me it is easier to create life than resurect the dead. Speaking of art of course. It is damn hard to correct something when you feel you messed it up. The only media that truely lends itself to that is oil, and I hate working in oil! I hate the smell of linseed oil too! LOL [Show/Hide Quoted Message](Quoting Message by Where AmI from Tuesday, September 15, 2009 11:19:58 PM)
Where AmI wrote:
Thanks, spapad, I appreciate it. The upper arm is actually too big and there are way too many mistakes on it to be any good but it's the best I've done in a while, and I kinda tried to make the picture bigger to see better, didn't work, but thanks for the encouragement.
It's done in pencil and watercolor, I am applying several layers but perhaps I should have left it well alone in sepia. If it doesn't improve, I'll start all over again. I'm not after it being exactly like the picture because I like to give it my own little twist. Whoever took the photo was very close and it's a great posture. Now I have been toying with the idea of first starting to draw the naked figure and only then add the clothes so I have a better idea of what goes where, you see?