Friday, September 25, 2009

The Silhouette Project

To better learn about the human figure and painting it, I've joined an online challenge offered by Donna Zagotta. I am excited about it as it serves several things for me:

1. gets me painting on a regular basis- how easy it is for me to just get away from painting, even though I love it- what's up with that??

2. to improve my observation skills- it is not as easy as it sounds to paint a silhouette- we tend to want to add eyes, nose...details...the idea is to do just the silhouette to express the movement

3. to have fun!

4. to learn about the human figure- proportion and anatomy to become confident in quickly doing a gesture drawing/sketch. I know that painting silhouettes will really help me in this area.

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