Foreshortened Figure


December 19, 2012 by mamie

Foreshortened DancerCompleted Date: 11/28/12

Medium: acrylic

Description: Here, my purpose was to study a foreshortened figure and perspective using acrylic paint. Since I had trouble finding a reference, I decided to take a few photographs of some of my friends at the studio. (What better subject than a dancer is there to study figures!) A challenge for me with this project was choosing a color scheme, but I experimented a little (especially with the background) and ended up liking the effect. I think next time I’ll focus a little more on creating a clear light source, though…


6 thoughts on “Foreshortened Figure

  1. prewitt1970 says:

    It’s fantastic!! I was never wry good at classic figure stuff so Bravo to you!! Wonderful piece.

  2. Dieu says:

    I love your choice of colours and the texture of the brush stokes in the background.

  3. You are extremely talented. Amazing!

  4. kartikasays says:

    Love this, and I also enjoy hearing you describe your process – the face is very expressive!

  5. mamiesmith says:

    Wow, thank you so much to all of you for the feedback! Right now, I’m finishing up my first official “concentration” piece, so I’ll post that soon. Really, I wish that I painted completely for the finished product and that I would continue painting even if my work was unaccepted (like Van Gogh and his work), but I think that a lot of the time, the support and encouragement is really what keeps me going. So, thank you so much!

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