Friday, September 20, 2013

Black/White

Drawn from life, Monday afternoon.

Pastel over Tombow marker, 12" x 16" watercolor paper.

15 comments:

  1. I'm always pulled in by black and white. I very much like this.

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  2. Like this a lot.. Looks a bit like pen and wash.

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  3. BnW adds something to a scene. It certainly does here.

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  4. Very unique, Jane! I really like all your monochromatic pieces, but this one is particularly striking... maybe it is the composition... maybe the lines and texture... maybe the b&w... whatever it is: FANTASTIC!

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  5. "Green and Gold"'s lady looks more peaceful to me. I can't explain why, but this B&W woman looks at least a little troubled. I don't think the absence of color is the whole answer, maybe not even part of the answer. Interesting.

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  6. I really like this "black and white" drawing. Where some would find the lack of color a downer, I find color distracts attention from the form. Shades of gray emphasize form as well as line.

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  7. Thanks, all. I like black a lot.

    Anthony, it is pen--the marker-- and wash, with a bit of pastel added.

    Banjo, she does have a very different feeling from the other sleeping woman. Expression in the figure contributes, also the expression in the surroundings, down to the ink running down the page.

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  8. good work Jean. Interesting with the bleeding out and how it picks up bits of blue and pink - the color of a healthy bruise?

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