Graphic lines and volume

I am starting with this painting a new serie, the amazons.

The concept consists into combining nudes with movement, which makes amazons.


I spent a lot of time to find a model, and in fact I took several of them to compose this character. Initially, I wanted to add a hoplite helmet, but I have not been able to draw a proper perspective.

I wanted to have a head movement, which begins a curve from the shoulders to the hip, and finally the legs.

The main interest of the composition, according yo me, lies in the movement and the volumes highlighted by the visible part of the body, stroke by the tunic.

The shield is contrasting the shape of the character, and the spear adds gravity and verticality.

All these elements were prepared on Photoshop, the watercolor itself was very fast to paint (about 2 hours).