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.
Ah! What a great face.
Great sketches! I really like the purple and gold version, fantastic!
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.
I'm going for the red figure. Breaks with tradition. It's nicely flat. Cropped in an unexpected way and a bit tweeked.
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.
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.
A lot of depth to the face, I like.
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!
The first one is great!!
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.
You really do have a talent for capturing expressions. More good work.
Thanks, Pierre. How is (was?) your class?
Class is OK. Your basic drawing 101. Check out my self portrait.
Did you do the red first and then the outline or the other way?Just curious.
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.
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.
Thanks, Susan.Yes, instead of coloring within the lines, I'm lining where I've colored.
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.