Again, another challenging lesson from the lovely Tamara Laporte. This time - looking at the masculine archetype. Right through this year we have been painting female faces and I did not want my male to look effeminate - he had to look masculine. The concept was about vulnerability and how this requires having strength and courage - it certainly took a lot of courage to put pencil to paper.
In typical Tam style the background was created with collage, colour, stamping and gesso. Stencils and doodles added, then time to paint the face and body. Finally the text was hand written on and I was done. It took me a while but pretty happy with the result really - if I do say so myself. I think he looks masculine - do you?
Thanks for looking.