This is the second of my three pieces for the Slant project. It's a take on Manet's barmaid at the Follies painting. This is just the start of the sketch and some detail. The tattoos were copied from Luis Royos Conceptions I book, so all fair dues to him, he's amazing!
This is an assignment we were issued where we had to choose from a list of collective nouns, some real (flock of seagulls, school of fish etc.) and some made-up (a fraud of bankers, a boobage of cheerleaders...) and illustrate it. I chose the collective noun for leopards, which is a 'leap'. So here's my finished piece and some pics of the process and whatnot.
Great to be back in college after a long Christmas break. Thrown back into the thick of things in life drawing, with some 30 seconds to one minute gestural poses using charcoal, and some dry-brushing 5 minute poses. Great first day back.