Kicking Up My Heels – The Artist as Model

I’ve been working on a new illustration and am currently on Draft #3 of the preliminary sketch.  Draft #1 is NOT post-able…

But Draft #2 has some promise.

girl kicking up her heel

(As you can see, I struggled with the angle of the girl’s left foot, though.)

In an attempt to get a better perspective, I had my husband take a picture of me in a similar pose.  My outfit and bed-head ‘do are fashion don’ts, but the photo gave me some needed perspective.

Joana with present blog

And, instead of just tweaking Draft #2, I decided to start over.

Here’s Draft #3.

girl kicking up her heel modeled after Joana

I’ll sleep on these versions before deciding the next step (which will be with my heel kicked up, of course.)

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4 responses to “Kicking Up My Heels – The Artist as Model

  1. ma

    gosh, your outfit is amazing!! (I think the pose and the draft are good! Maybe the left knee needs to go down a bit is all). But boy, those shoes are to die for!
    xoxoxox mehmeh

    • Hi Ma,

      Andy said the same about the left knee, so I’ll give myself surgery tomorrow. I think I bought the shoes a size too small (those are the gold ones) or maybe my feet are just swollen from this heat. I also have a silver pair (slightly different style) that are more comfortable and even cheaper;-) I wore the silver ones to the Met the other night.

      I lurve you, J

  2. Helen Reich

    I like her expression in the first one…..she looks mischievous. Your models’ legs are getting impossibly long!

    • Long, maybe…but the beauty of working on paper is that anything is possible! 🙂

      It’s hot and muggy here with seemingly no let up. I’m wilting…

      Joana

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