Friday, September 7, 2012

Woman in Blue and Black

Drawn from life, Tuesday morning.

Charcoal and pastel over marker on very soft paper, about 11" x 18".

Suburbia Update:

Juvenile males, going stag in the neighborhood.

22 comments:

  1. This is masterful! It might be my favorite. I love its dreamy quality and how the purple-grey of her hair seems to glow.

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  2. Bravo Jean. Un desnudo precioso, cargado de sensualidad. Me "enamora" su cabello y su tono, la espalda, el contorno de la cadera, el color de la carne,...

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  3. Sultry drawing. I love your use of ink with pastels, great technique for a smokey finish.

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  4. Thanks, Laura. Me too.

    This is one of those works that is better in person, where you can see the texture of the worn bits pf soft paper.

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  5. Thanks, Susan.

    This is also a favorite of mine, among recent drawings.

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  6. Thanks, Blanco.

    This is one I love too.

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  7. I like "Seated Woman" but I love this one. I can't top the others' adjectives--"dreamy," "purple-grey," and "smoky" with just those little spots of more vibrant color. Superb.

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  8. The softness of the paper and the softness of her figure really compliment each other.

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  9. Oh wow. This is spectacular. It may be my new favorite.

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  10. Thanks, Banjo.

    This one is headed for framing and hanging.

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  11. Thanks, Minn.

    The rolls of paper bits give this an interesting texture.

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  12. Thanks, Margaret.

    It started out as an uninteresting sketch, but developed.

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  13. Very nice! Composition, color, texture, shadows...well done!

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  14. Thanks, Chieftess.

    It is a favorite of mine in person, too.

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  15. I'm drawn back to this one. For many reasons. But what holds me is the anticipation.

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  16. AH, you have made me see something in this that I didn't realize was there.

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