Today I decided to do something a little bit different for my weekly figure/mannequin sketch. This may have been a bit of a strange choice for my last watercolour mannequin sketch with all of the black. I resisted the raven yesterday. Today I was was watching The X-Files though and I just couldn’t resist this one. At least I finally managed to get the mannequin to pose in a way that I liked. It’s not exactly the pose I was going for but it’s closer than I’ve gotten so far. There may be hope for him yet.
The basic idea behind this one was a figure stepping through a bright doorway into a dark room. I’m not really sure how well that actually comes across but I don’t think it’s too bad. Maybe I’ll try it again sometime in a different medium. Charcoal perhaps? The problem with this was that I just couldn’t bring myself to use any more black than I did. I didn’t want to entirely wipe out my pencil lines. I also couldn’t figure out if there would be any visible shadows or where they would be. I suppose that’s the problem when you combing life drawing with drawing from the imagination.