Doodles from several weeks ago. Promised to post ‘em over here.
What if these guys were more badass? I think it’d be pretty rad. I might finish one of these later on. Who knows.
The Hesitant Betrothed by Auguste Toulmouche (1866)
I have always adored this painting. Having the central female figure stare with awareness at her viewer is a very powerful move, and something not often given to women in paintings. It creates an engagement with the viewer, she sees you and she knows you are watching her. She is no longer an object in an image, she is a person.
You know she gon’ kill the man she has to marry
I like how everyone else is totally excited the women are congratulating her, the little girl is so into being a flower girl.
And she’s there in middle going “THIS IS SUCH BULLSHIT.”
"the hesitant betrothed" there is NOTHING HESITANT about that expressionWhoa. This is really dramatic and unexpected :)The “Fuck This Shit” Betrothed
This is the ‘Isn’t It A Tragedy She Was Widowed So Young’ Betrothed, is what it is.
"the lesbian and her lovers plot a murder"
don’t worry, your english turned out fine, dude.
as a foreword of warning,
it is best that you don’t use this post as a standalone tutorial,
instead, try to use it as a study aid to help you make sense of real-life references.
(same applies for any decent “art tutorial” out there, really. :p)
bolded numbers correspond to the numbers on this post’s pictures.
I found an old travel water colour kit that I bought on a trip to Tokyo a lifetime ago, so I pretty much had to do some water colour studies to warm up this morning. First time I have used water colour in years… I am out of practice.
Also, some sketch pages from yesterday thrown in for good measure.