Composing a piece part 1

step 1 – figure out what character and motion you want

Sometimes the pose picks the character. Sometimes it’s the other way around. Forcing a character to do something outside it’s nature will make the piece seem wrong at times.  
Step 2 – draw the bones. 

No I don’t mean actually draw the bones. I mean put a few circles on the page. Get a feel for if. 

Step 3 – flesh it out

Start adding in details. Physical features are important as the clothing. 

Step 4 – clothing, jewelry, etc

Add in the details. Make it pretty and don’t forget the small stuff. A tiny nose stud takes church girl to young rebel. 

See tomorrow for more bunnies on ice.