Working through the compositions. The pose is a few different reference photos of this pose put together. The back ground is coming along but I'm not quite feeling it yet. I think if I approached it a little looser it will have more life. I can totally see this better in oils. The thing is, I just picked up a huge book of Ashley Wood art. Over the last few years I have only seen his work here and there. I was in a comic book store and came across a book the size of a phone book... A New York City, comes with it's own wheel barrel to move it, sized book. I immersed myself in study for at least an hour. It was inspirational. The link I added to his work in progress shots don't show off how wonderful the work is. I think they are large acrylic paintings but the photos he takes are awful. Mr Wood is pretty loose. I love the energy of his paint application, the stylization is beautiful... The palette is minimal and he seems to love the female form.
This drawing is marker on paper. I wanted to paint this the whole time!
Sketch in a coffee shop.
Drawing on the subway.
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