Monday, September 6, 2010

Trying new things...


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. 

Love to hear what you think always!

Smiles

17 comments:

Lavennz OSY said...

Hi Julia,

You artworks are very unique and your girl have her own style, she doesn't look like Audrey's girl. You just done a great work and wait to see the complete version. I like the pattern on her dress, as well as the pattern on your Lilian's hair (at the sidebar).

Hugs,
Lavennz

Nicola said...

Oh WOW!!! Your work just keeps going from strength to strength, this is fantastic I really love these kinds of poses and I think you should be very proud, it's a good idea to use something as a reference which you have done but it is still in your own unique style!!! Wonderful work, I love her curvy figure she reminds me of those old 1950s pin up girls!!! :0)

Amalia K said...

Julia, this lady is a HUGE leap!! I love the subtle sensuality in this... I'm definitely enjoying myself watching how your creativity drive takes you to great distances!

Love, love, LOVE it. oxox

Diane said...

She's beautiful--and even though you referred to another artwork--you still made it your own--love, love, love that dress!

WrightStuff said...

Oh man - I keep writing comments then they fail to appear... Trying to remember again...
You did a great job. I've not tried to draw from the back yet either. She looks better for a touch of maturity. Love what you did with her hair.

Rebecca Anthony said...

Julia this is coming out beautifully!! I love the pose!

Marlene said...

Julia, she is gorgeous! I love her dress and the pattern you put on it. The colors are wonderful. You really are developing a lovely style.

Jg. for FatScribe said...

well done, Julia. snap perfect ... but, then again, i am a sucker for brunettes!

Tammie Lee said...

Julia,
this is wonderful, I just keep looking and looking to take in her body language, the look in her eyes, the beauty on her body and clothing. Truly wonderful!

Kristin said...

This is going to be my favorite yet - I love love love love her - the back, the nose the mouth the details - very mature and so beautiful. I just love everything about it and really think you have something special here, xo

Jessie said...

You've certainly achieved it! The mouth looks perfect and I love the way you make her into such a stylish design :) x

Annette Q said...

WOW! She's beautiful, you have a very distinctive style Julia, I love the pose and all those lovely little intricate details, well done you:-)

Heather said...

Julia,
WOW! Look at you, your drawing here is AMAZING. She's gorgeous. I love her gown, she really looks great in it....so chic and sexy!!!
xxoo

Julia Christie said...

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!! I really appreciate all of your positive feedback, especially as this is a completely new pose for me. I wish I could wear her gown too! Maybe someday I will attempt to sew something like this :-)

Great for doing dishes in...LOL

Smiles

PurestGreen said...

Julia! I am stunned by how complex your work has become. Every drawing you share seems more alive with colour and motion. Just stunning. More please!

BECKY said...

Beautiful, as always,Julia! Sorry I haven't commented in a while. I still visit as often as I can, though! :)

Sophia said...

Ohh la la. I AM TOTALLY loving this one, girl! Keep it up. It's rocking hot! :D

PS Like your new layout, too! :)