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for portraits, i found that a great reference source of painting subjects is digital movies. this is a sketch i did of an actress in éric rohmer's la femme de l'aviateur, paused on a specific expression i wanted to capture. because i can't trace these images, i'm put in the situation of drawing freehand, and i work quickly. the freehand sketch creates a sweet appetite for the painting: the image gradually comes into focus, and the clarity makes me want to bring it to life with paint.
Last revised 08.01.2005 • © 2005 Bruce MacEvoy