Friday, October 5, 2012

Profile in Purple 2

Drawn from life, Thursday morning.

Pastel, Tombow marker and ink on 8" x 8" watercolor paper.

10 comments:

  1. Such power and feeling in this. I am enjoying all of these head studies you are doing. I loved the torso set too. Your work is VERY inspiring.

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  2. The expressions on these last three feel natural and real, but I can't pinpoint just what they're conveying to me. The middle one is my favorite. He feels the most alive of the three--and maybe the most approachable.

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  3. To Banjo's point, the expression here is either haughty, disappointed, or resigned.

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  4. Thanks, Julie.

    Sometimes, with group drawing situations, where personal control of the model and set-up are minimal, I need to search to find something I want to draw and just focus on that.

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  5. Thanks, Banjo. Maybe it is because he is interacting with you, not looking away.

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  6. AH, I just focused on making a creditable capture of her head and neck posture.

    I think the Tombow marker lines, which I put down first to get a feel for her head's position in space, give a lot of the feeling you get from the piece.

    I left them exposed because I liked them and like the complexity they gave an otherwise simple drawing.

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  7. Inky moody blues. Well done. Your skill level is showing on this one

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  8. These are powerful portraits Jean. You give me courage.

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