Georgia O’Keeffe Skeletal Portrait

Here I used a photo of Georgia O’Keeffe, taken by Alfred Stieglitz, to illustrate the human skeletal system, specifically the hands and skull.

My primary goal was to capture the skeletal figure in her hands and head. I kept the image achromatic to resemble an X-ray image. My initial approach on how I was going to shade the image was to fill in all of the dark areas with a solid black color and work off her skin as a form of negative space. I spent most of my time on the bones and the shading of the bones to make them look real. I think that I have accomplished my goal for realism here and I feel that I have better control over my medium when I draw. I think this will make my future art work in the DMA major more controlled and thought out.

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