Atlas 7

Continuing with Orion in the background,Atlas93That looks pretty bright for a background but let’s get it done.

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Finishing up the heads, it’s time to step back for a moment.

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You can see I am making decisions on the fly for Orion’s tunic or kilt or whatever mythical gods call their man skirt. I have an idea on how to tone that background down. Tune in tomorrow to see how.

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Atlas 2; refining and background

While refining the sketch of Atlas I have completely redrawn the head. I changed the tilt of his head to create a more somber almost regretful or defeated expression. Draping his hair over his face creates a sense of fatigue.

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I have started drawing the earth which has cracked open as it landed having been shrugged off or dropped from shoulder level. I once watched a weight lifter try one too many reps and he dumped 600 pounds off his shoulders. The bar crashed to the floor and rocked the entire gym. It was quite an attention grabber.

I began researching how the stars in the background would look and I did a little reading about the Orion constellation. Orion is known as the Hunter and often appears hunting a lion with a club. In a black and white  sketch Orion appears more prominent than he will in the finished painting. I need to keep him subtle enough not to draw attention away from the central figure of Atlas.

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