Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Chain Link Fence


Drawn this morning, from life, inspired by this photo by -K- at East of West L.A. and a conversation with Karin Bugge of Altadena Hiker.

Pastel and pencil on black pastel paper, 12"x16".

11 comments:

  1. You really have a gift for capturing the human figure in 2D. The green woman reminds me of an old Star Trek episode.

    How long did you take to do it?

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  2. Thanks, Pierre. This was about 40 minutes (with a 10 minute break). I'm having some fun with a re-discovered bunch of pastels.

    AH, not only does she tie in with the photo, she also ties in with your post: it's just too hot. Someone drawing alongside me said that he thought it looked like she was waiting to give birth in prison.

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  3. She looks so tired. Must be the heat.

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  4. Well this is a pleasant surprise...I have to say its great to have "Fence" or any of my photos having any sort of influence out in the real world of art.

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  5. K, thank you, but your photos are the real world of art.

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  6. I was thinking more in terms of a basket weave. I love green

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  7. Yesterday I missed the title! I yell at students for doing that with literature. Well . . . I give them a mean look--they scare easy.

    My point is, I thought I was seeing some comparison between the unusual angle in K's photo and the slight tilt of your model here. Not exactly the same tilt, but both are slightly odd (to me) and therefore extra interesting.

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  8. It's a blog full of pictures; I bet most folks don't bother with the words, at all.

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