Harsh light on a figure can reduce the shadows and make twisted forms difficult to see and render. The challenge with this pose was showing the twisted middle section between the hips and rib cage. I generally like to show large volumes with big, fat strokes but impossible here.
Nice and light. Monochrome and tonal. Lots of space and air.
Best things going on in this one are the butt cheeks and the relationship between blue and orange in the left leg. I also like the way the leg outlines are incremental and build to some kind of ambivalent relationship between form and space.
It can be tricky to show the topography of a woman’s back. The bones and muscles are not always clearly defined and you can’t rely on an outline to give it form. Blue and orange sem like unlikely partners but it works.
The thing I find interesting in this is the arched foot and splayed toes. Otherwise feels little overworked. Even the paper started to degrade from too much brushing. Need a sturdier stock.