The purpose behind this painting was purely academic. I have a love for figure painting and what I want most out of my art is to have the skill to render any figure well. Once I have this I feel I can begin interjecting myself into the work more and more.
I surprised myself with this painting though. I ended up going beyond the skill level I have and began to bring subjective ideals into the painting by pushing the hue and saturation of the color throughout the figure.
Total time: 24.5 Hours