I found a wonderful set of drawings over at Lavennzosy's place (see her post for Monday August 30th) and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to try to draw a girl from the back. This gal is not finished, but I couldn't resist sharing her with you all as she is now! The skin color did not come through at all - she is a very pale peach, but my scanner did not pick that up.
I used part of the back, the hand and arm, and the tilt of the head from the drawing below as a guide to block in the back of my drawing above. I also really paid attention to how the mouth was rendered, as I did not know how to draw it from this angle. I did not look too much at the nose below,
but I see they turned out very similar as well.
I didn't like that the girl in the drawing below looks a little young to be striking such a provacative pose, so I tried to make my gal look more mature. Be sure to head over to Lavennz' place to look at her take on this piece by Audry Kawasaki ~ It's really lovely! Lavennz has a really unique, soft style that is fun at the same time.
Aisai 1 by Audrey Kawasaki
So yet again I find inspiration, and learn by a little bit of copying, and a little bit of my own imagination. The next time I attempt to draw a piece from the back, I will be that much closer to figuring out how to do it without looking at someone elses work.