Sunday, May 25, 2008
Opera singers, Beijing
I really enjoyed drawing these two opera singers putting on their make-up and I'm happy with the drawing too, after a run of disappointing ones. This is also the only China drawing in which the colours look good together - the others seemed to have a mish-mash of nice and nasty. What I most enjoyed drawing though was that forearm, below! It's very subtle but you can see from the shape that the muscles are very well developed, not what we might usually expect from an opera singer, and the skin is bruised and the knuckles are red. Clearly a very physical occupation. The logo was taken from my ticket stub.
Cretacolour Aquamonoliths and Faber Castell Albrecht Durer pencils.