I've been working on this image of gymnast I saw in Glasgow a little while back. He was amazing the way that he could balance on one hand - the hours that must have went in to practise that move.
I've spent a few hours myself so far on the image - it's a tricky one as i'm trying to keep the proportions in good order. Finding myself in a bit of trouble with the torso and length of the arms i fell back on my trick of mapping the piece into thirds. This helped a bit, but my brain was still tricking my eyes into believing that the arm balanced on the 'prop' should be a lot thicker to cope with holding up the body.
It's only by the third pic that you can see i've thinned out the .arm, plus also adjusted it to be the correct angle.
I've had this piece upside down and on its side whilst painting it. I know it'll cause me few more headaches before it's finished!
Hope you're having a creative time of it yourself!
Whit's he up tae noo?
The blog posts of David Brodie, a Scottish artist based near Glasgow.