That's some powerful bone structure.
Good portrait... I do like the construction lines, gives the piece movement.
Very powerful. Enjoyed going back and seeing your previous Tombow paintings.Damn - you're good! Quite amazing.
The construction lines add to the drama. I've been noticing them in other recent drawings and may borrow that approach. And yes, damn you're good.
They say that using values without color is the most challenging and these are wonderful. I really like how you push up against the edges of your compositions.
Fantastic job, i like very much, Cheers!
I LOVE this Jean! Just gorgeous!
Like the others, I like this. The grey and black seem right for her. Did you consider color, and if so, what might have worked? I have no idea how visual artists decide such things.
Thanks, all.Banjo, I did think about color. She ended up in greys because I love the simple pen and ink washes and felt like doing another.This would have been beautiful in yellow ochre, or some combination of oranges and blues.
Banjo, I don't know how all visual artists decide color. I usually choose some complementary, or near complementary, colors, a limited palette. This keeps the piece feeling unified, and the complements ( orange and blue, yellow and purple, green and red) add some interest.The other thing I love is a single earth tone, like yellow ochre or burnt sienna.The particular colors I choose are influenced by some color present in the room, the model, a reflection on the skin, the sky . . . . It varies.
I really like these lines, and the one of Sept. 29. Excellent.
Thank you, Ruth.