Today I’ve got a new mannequin experiment for Figure Drawing Thursday. I’ve only got a few pages left in my watercolour sketchbook before I move to a new sketchbook and a new drawing method to try out. So I figured I should have fun with doing oddly coloured backgrounds for my mannequin sketches while I still can. This week’s experiment? Same pose as last week but from a slightly different angle and with different background colours. The goal? To make the faceless mannequin look cheerful instead of distraught.
I’m not entirely sure how successful I was at achieving that goal but it was definitely fun to attempt it. I think he looks a bit too stilted. It’s a pretty strange pose and I think I actually accentuated all of the oddities of it. The picture on the whole is pretty cheerful, but I’m not sure how much more cheerful Mr. Mannequin actually is. At least I tried to cheer him up though.