I don’t normally post rough plans or sketches and explain my motives and ideas for my work. I thought I would just do this today because I’m bored and have been planning a lot of future projects. I might start posting things like this more often if I have more time.
This is a rough pencil sketch/plan for my next painting. This painting will probably take me a while to do because as usual I’m very specific in what I want the outcome to be. This is the witch from the classic Snow White story holding a red apple. This has nothing to do with Disney’s version. It is merely my own take on the classic story. The witch’s facial features will be sort of conventionally attractive whilst her hands are generically witchy (all bony and claw-like). I want the look of her facial features and expression to appear subtly seductive and at the same malevolent. The painting is about empty beauty and also temptation, bitterness and spitefulness towards others. What I mean by ‘empty beauty’ is beauty at a skin-deep level, something or someone that’s toxic below an attractive surface. I haven’t got the composition and hands the way I want them yet. I struggle with hands sometimes so I’m getting myself a move-able hand model. After that I can finally move forward with this idea