This is very appealing, though it makes me wonder if she ever has brighter moods. Something makes me wish that for her.
Thanks, Banjo.Much of the sad mood is suggested by the tilt of her head.
Beautiful shot Jean!!! Very pensive...
Great drawing, The bright colors contrast with the sad expression..
So uniquely beautiful...gorgeous softness and expression..beautiful rich lines..she is sublime and mysterious!Victoria
Love the expression and the pose !
Interesting the interpretations that people have. I never thought sad - maybe because of that wonderful pink which caught my eye right away. Then I looked carefully and agree it is the tilt of the head which creates a feeling of either the model having a stiff neck and wishing she could move... Or melancholy. Always a pleasure visiting and seeing such wonderful work.
Thanks, all.Julie, you are likely correct. This drawing happened quickly, but for the model, this was an all day pose, I believe.
Or possibly, a 30 minute pose. Still long enough to make one wish that holding still was not the goal.
I'd love to see you work. Your use of water on the markers is expert perimeters of the wet area play so well into the construction of the figure. You are some artist Jean. I don't think she's sad. Bored maybe? Wistful, maybe? At her age, she just might be wishing she was somewhere else other than sitting for a bunch of artists. I know that look. But contemplating her expression is the magic of the piece. Aren't we still wondering why the Mona Kisa was smiling that little smile of hers? The wondering is the life of the painting.
Thanks, Linda.If you visit Chicago, you are invited to draw with me.
Absolutely strikingly beautiful!!
I like your draw !