|drawing for smokin' bluesman|
i painted this more or less the same as the other two. in looking at this now i can see that his head is a bit askew and, again, there is something wrong with the mouth. i thought i had it figured out on the muddy waters sketch, but here again i have a slightly agape mouth due to the cigarette. i'm going to have to look over some more masterful painters' pieces to find a solution to this apparently ongoing problem. like most things in painting (and drawing for that matter) it will probably come down to really seeing what is going on and observing better. the glasses were fun and eliminated having to paint the eyes which makes the painting move along a bit faster.
i have a couple of other photos to choose from but i don't like them as well so i may look for some other source material before moving on to the next effort. also, i am feeling much more confident than i was a couple of days ago and may attempt a more completed, painting-like, piece rather than a sketch.