I decided to try a bit of whimsy this week with my life drawing. It was just an idea to see what a pose would look like if it was drawn in the colours of the spectrum, and I’m really pleased with how pretty it is! I decided to do it on black card as the colours stand out better, and pastel was the obvious medium as it’s instant and bright colour, ideal for my design. I worked out a pose that would take the image well – knowing it had to be the long length of the figure rather than having the figure scrunched up and losing the whole concept of the idea otherwise. The female figure was drawn first in white crayon, then I worked out the seven divisions for the pastel colours, starting with red for the head, descending to violet for the feet. I had considered going down the arms to the tips of the fingers in the blue, indigo, violet, but I think that would have looked a bit too much for the image. It works better that the legs just have those colours and the green fingers are in line with the hip colour.
I’m delighted with the result and could easily see it as a logo for gay pride!