She repeatedly stuck her tongue out for almost every piece that she posed for. It was not my thing and I believe that she was thinking of someone else.
With every person that I draw/paint/sketch I aim for a truth but only a truth of that moment. What they look like, their likeness there and then.
The same person appearing over the course of several (or many) pieces may look slightly different each time.
This is a phenomenon naturally occurring in real life. Me sitting next to you in a car going down the highway will look different than me sitting across from you in a cafe etc etc.
This has to do with the effects played upon the subject by mood, health and ambient environment.
I avoid photo realism which to me can be flat, in favor of it looking like the subject but as occurring in art.
Where once this was the de rigeur , in the digital age this is all too often forgotten. We want an exactness that is the camera’s job not the brush nor pen.
The dynamics between artist & model is as if the artist is talking about the model using their own words (words being their style) and hands.
Bee Curtain watercolor & cotton paper 10×14