An Artist's Journal
Thanks Ann--Now, if I could just get rid of this crink in my neck from hunching over the thing.
Study? I consider this a completed art piece. Pencil is one of my favorites!
You're right Margaret, but I was using it to study the relationships and the connecting values which joined the two heads together. This drawing taught me where I was going to have to fudge the lines and blend the tones when I'm painting--which scares me. I feel secure with figurative drawing, very insecure with figurative painting--since I've only done a handful in all these years.
This is extraordinary , the expression of these two is superb, very well captured!Glad you made it Linda :-))
That's a study? Looks like a finished work of art to me. It is magnificent!
Thank you Robert. These drawings are taxing. I appreciate your kind comment. It makes the time spent worth it.
Thank you too Alex. Pencil studies are taxing, but also well worth the effort. So much is learned from moving slowing across the picture plane weighing values,studying hard and soft lines and how the parts relate to one another.
You are so kind Jane. I've made this BUT will I be able to translate it to paint? I feel a headache coming on just thinking about it.
Yes Dan that is a study. The pencil makes you crawl all over the subject matter and scrutinize every detail. You take away a lot of knowledge from doing one of these that hopefully will make the painted translation easier--I hope,I hope,I hope.
Yes Linda, hand you that Canvas. Wonderful drawing here. You have it all now Linda. All the best with your selling part of it.Vic.
Canvas is next Victor, then sale. Thanks, too bad they don't want a pencil drawing; I'd mat it for them. I did even out the older child's chin line after seeing this photograph. Somehow photographing a work does show up some spots that do need further attention. It's a good tool.
fantastic drawing L.W.!...I love everything about it!
Thanks Celeste that means a lot coming from you. Just a note:I think I got hooked on oils this morning. My little test portrait is better, but still not that hot, (eyes too small, must be redone OMG), but I rounded up the long handle brushes, cracked open the linseed oil and put together the set up you showed on one of your blogs. So glad I've been following you. I think the finish is so superior to acrylic.
Full forge ahead--great drawing.
I'm forging Hallie But after playing around a little with oils. I do see a soft oil finish on the double portrait. It has really been a while since this nose rejected the medium and my hand knew how to handle the stuff.
Wow, that is just fantastic. Really lovely and touching. Happy Painting.
Happy painting to you too Nora. I like your use of contour drawing on that figure.
Thanks Casey. Take away color and I can perform, add color to the mix and I'm still swimming in the kids pool. I'm liking your tutorials. I find them interesting with regards to how you think of line and form. When drawing, I'm very aware of line and form. When painting, spots of color of various shades and hues become my method of drawing and the lines and forms magically appear.
this study is beautiful, and strong enough to stand on its own as a work of art. Congratulations.
Thanks Sharmon. Drawing is my strong point. Painting? That's where I need work. You do not. Your work is the most original I've seen. You're compositions are marvelous.