Saturday, June 2, 2012

Champion


Champion is Tombow marker and pan pastel on sanded paper, about 9"x12".

Drawn May 30, from life.

The model, Jean-Pierre, is also an artist.  One of his striking paintings (simplified here) forms the backdrop for Champion.

 

NATURE WATCH:

A doe alone.

18 comments:

  1. I like that you added the man's painting into the background.

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  2. I like that the painting is so huge that it could form a backdrop. Actually, a super cool piece. He has been selling a lot of them.

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  3. He's just a little off center, which is good, esp. in a painting full of circles, ovals, etc. Could've been too symmetrical, but you didn't let it.

    Let me know when I sound as if I know what I'm talking about. But I did read that in photography, you don't want everything perfectly centered or otherwise too symmetrical.

    Putting him in front of his own painting is a fine idea. I like this one.

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  4. P.S. That little bit of twist in his pose really adds something good--energy? Or merely interest? For me it's both.

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  5. Hi Jean. Circles, spheres,..., is fascinating.
    Congratulations (again Jean-Pierre)

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  6. Banjo, thanks. You kind of, do.

    I know the shapes aren't technically circles, more like ovoids, but that didn't sound as good to me.

    I felt like J-P had added good energy while posing in front of his work.

    Thank you, Blanco.

    Thank you, Evelin. Your paintings are beautiful.

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  7. Gorgeous art work , very modern !

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  8. Thanks, Jane. Another reason his painting is represented in this drawing is that I really liked it.

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  9. Love it-it reminds me of Masai carvings from Kenya

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  10. gosto muito de sua arte, belo trabalho

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  11. Ooo, I like. You've kind of got an Olympic thing going on in the background.

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  12. Thanks, Najma. I see what you mean. J-P Has African ancestry and maybe that influences his painting. I don't know.

    Thank you, Milton.

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  13. AH, that's so funny. I didn't see that and it's so obvious when you say it.

    Mystery solved.

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  14. Maybe I should re-title this, "Champion."

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  15. I like the simplified forms. There is something hip yet elegant about them.

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  16. I like everything about it. Marvelous.

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  17. Thank you, Margaret and Paula. Hip and elegant and marvelous. I like these adjectives.

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