The new one I started last night is visually quite a departure from my usual style. I decided not to sketch in pencil as I usually do, but go right for the paint. Everything was done at one time, which is why it's fairly monochromatic and ... well, green tinged skin isn't attractive on anyone...so I'll be toning that down, no worries :) This started as "The Hypochondriac" after watching Pride & Prejudice and Synecdoche, NY pretty close together. Both with major characters with many ailments and remedies. I realized, that the pose was more of that of an addict hiding yet painfully exposing their vice. So it may be changed to a different substance or possibly none at all. "The User" or "The Medicated" may end up being a better stereotype for this painting. Anyway, here's the outline:I'm really enjoying the German Expressionism look of it for now, but obviously this will change - well, maybe only a bit.
Another stray note...for the painters who read this, have you ever used the "Indian Red" color by Winsor & Newton? The pigment is so strong, that the touch of red I was going to use turned into a lot of red. Good and bad at the same time I guess.