Friday, June 3, 2011
I needed to practice drybrushing in a focused manner, so I decided to do a pinup image. The main cast of "DangerGirl" seemed to fit the bill.
It seems it's much easier to completely screw up rendering the female form than it is for the male form. I've read that the fewer ink lines on a female face the better, and I do find it true that very few artists have made pen and ink rendering on a drawing of a woman's face look... right. Too many lines on a female face, and she starts to look craggy and unappealing. Maybe it's just that we have the built in expectation that the female form should look softer than men. Or maybe we're unused to seeing heavy shadows on women in popular media. Or maybe, just maybe, I'm overthinking this and should just draw instead.
Anyway I don't know if the drybrushing is entirely successful, but I like how it turned out overall.