Thursday, March 31, 2011

Head In Purple And Gold; Head In Orange

 Drawn yesterday morning, from life.

Tombo marker and ink on 11"x14" Bristol paper.

21 comments:

  1. These are really nice Jean. I really like how you use those markers. The looseness and the speed are very exciting--the contour drawing is right on too.

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  2. Great sketches! I really like the purple and gold version, fantastic!

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  3. The orange is REALLY dramatic, but I like the purple and gold better, including her expression, which comes through better there. She looks like a thinker.

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  4. I'm going for the red figure. Breaks with tradition. It's nicely flat. Cropped in an unexpected way and a bit tweeked.

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  5. Love your title as usual. The head in purple/gold is wunderful both for the lines & colours. But the head in the orange isn't doing it for me.

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  6. You've really captured an expression. I can't choose (not that we're asked to). And yet, just to contradict myself, I think I go for #2, because I admire such obivous confidence.

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  7. A lot of depth to the face, I like.

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  8. I think you would be really fun to have an art date with... all those grand supplies! I like how you stretch yourself artistically. Your work pays off in your results.
    Well done!

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  9. Thanks, all.



    I need to spend some time doing some spring-cleaning and stocktaking of supplies. I am running out of supports, am way behind on filing drawings and my brushes have gotten into a shameful state.

    Two things I did do was scrape off my large palette and take a first pass at the brushes in question.

    Next I have to take a look at the supplies I kept in my car all winter. Some things are clearly goners. I don't know if it was the freezes, the heat or all of the above.

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  10. You really do have a talent for capturing expressions. More good work.

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  11. Thanks, Pierre. How is (was?) your class?

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  12. Class is OK. Your basic drawing 101. Check out my self portrait.

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  13. Did you do the red first and then the outline or the other way?
    Just curious.

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  14. I put down the color first here. In part because it's a way of dirtying the page: getting started fast. The black lines went on last.

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  15. I like how the different colors create such different moods - the orange, fierce; the purple and gold, contemplative.

    How interesting that you put the color down before the lines. I never would've guessed that.

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  16. Thanks, Susan.

    Yes, instead of coloring within the lines, I'm lining where I've colored.

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  17. The first really captures an expression, for me: her eyes, wistful, and the shading, the way her loose hair helps to frame the portrait. And I get to disagree with Swede.

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