Sunday, July 13, 2008

Dominique standing

I'm still trying to come up with a reasonable design for Dominique's statue in the Temple of the Human Spirit. In the book D. is described with the figure of a fashion model, long and thin and angular, but that is hard to make into a statue without making it look like a clothes dummy in a display. I made her more muscular and athletic looking. This page has some attempts at a standing pose. The pose is described in the book as being tautly at "attention," straight and vertical, with her head up and her hands down palm forward at her sides. But this violates the figure-drawing standard that figures must never be stiff or straight. I like putting one foot somewhat back, rather than having her stand as if she were stuck in a bottle. I imagine that the final statue would have some Deco stylization as well. 

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