I’m fully aware of the reason why the last picture I put on my blog wasn’t brilliant. It was because my mind was elsewhere…….. lost in visions of naked women doing feminine things. I wasn’t fully focused on the guy I drew last week because I’ve spent so much time recently thinking about the artwork of women I want to produce for the gallery I visited three weeks ago. Then whilst I was on holiday in the Lake District I was thinking about it, and in days after I got back I was thinking about it even more, and last week I was collating the information and just about ready to start drawing them. Then I received an email from the gallery owner asking how I was getting on and wanting me to email the first image to him. I was going to reply by email and then thought, no, I’ll ring him. I needed to explain it to him and an email wasn’t the mode of doing it……..
…….These images are going to be part of a “set” so that when they are viewed together they can be seen as a collective. But any of the images can be a picture on its own. Of course if someone wants to buy one of the pictures they will have a nice image all on its own but ideally they will have the chance to “pick and mix” the images so they can buy two, three, four, more and all the images will interconnect. That’s the plan. And that’s what I’ve been thinking of the last three weeks. Nothing else, well …….artwise, anyway!!! And that is what I needed to explain to the gallery owner. That although I had done one of the images, I didn’t want to show him just the first one. I wanted to show him the finished set. Because although I’d completed one, and was delighted with it, by the time I’d finished the whole set, the first one may not fit in it so well (although I doubt that that will be the case). He understood when I explained it, and said there was no pressure, and I was happy to hear that, because pressure whilst a bit of is a good thing, a LOT of it can take away from the creative process if a dead-line is looming!!!
So, here’s the first one and I’m delighted with it. Its simple but effective, has colour and enough feminine charms to be interesting. Her breasts are framed by the boa and she’s in a contemplative mood. The look on the girls face is good, with the hint of a smile and the pose is interesting with enough lights and darks and angles. The feathers are soft and have enough depth of colour and form. And I’m even delighted with the title too! Its called “Tickled pink” which fits in with the boa image as well as the colours used.
So, now on to the next one……………..MMmm……… Oh, yes, I know what I’m going to do!!! 🙂
And as a post script, I was delighted last week to be asked to write up the Guild of Erotic Artists Event day report for July, and the Guild secretary only asked me because I’d mentioned that I write a blog and he was featured in it! I enjoy writing, and find as much satisfaction in it as painting almost. I suppose its all part of the creative spirit.