I am working on a small series of figures in pairs. This one was fun to paint! The strong and very dark shadows provided a simple framework for the composition. I like the woman's face on the left, it sits in almost total shadow. Right now I am refining and shaping both mouths, and the woman's face in shadow. I want to see how little detail I can include and still communicate a strong feeling of her character.
+Harrison Rose - It looks to me like they are communicating silently with each other, but the woman on the left seems to be amused by what she is looking at. Looks like the beginning of a smile to me.
I see something more sultry and wise in the woman on the left, there is a hint of a smirk that isn't really a smirk at all, like she's thinking it rather than doing it. The woman on the left looks a little more naive, like her life experience is not quite that of her companion. IMO