Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Quick Studies: GC


GC, a study, the best of the lot, charcoal. 12" x 16"
I have spent hours studying GC.  She is a difficult gal to draw, I have yet to capture her amazing eyes, cheekbones and the habit she has of cocking her head, but I had fun trying over the last few days. A couple of other attempts:








 
 
 

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  1. It is the hand on The best of the Lot - great title!!! - that grabs me - wonderful.
    I agree with the strength of her eyes and cheekbones. She suits the cubist technique.

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    1. I find her features fascinating. Time and paper flew. I would love to have her here and have her sit for me, but she's cross country, a lengthy plane ride away. She's the allusive GC. Now, there's a title.

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  2. I love the tilt of her head and the look in her eye, which you have nailed each time! Your persistence is admirable....I do something once, that's it, right or wrong, good or bad.

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    1. I doubt she likes this one. All pink and rosy it is not. But I like it. This woman has character. I even like the colorless ness of it; it makes her more mysterious. It really took some time and some bad language to get this much. I thought it was as going to be quick; I was wrong.

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  3. This looks like a very interesting lady to paint/draw.

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    1. She is! I've tried her before and while people know who she is from my efforts, my drawings,have never satisfied me. The woman has beautiful Greek features. Large eyes, high cheekbones, aquiline nose and if she'd let it be, long, naturally crimped hair. She looks like all the beautiful paintings in the museum's Greek galleries. Unfortunately, I can only work from photos; she lives in California, cross country. I'd love it if I could get her to sit for me. i keep trying nonetheless.

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  4. She looks like a most interesting woman, as well as having a beautiful face to draw.
    Kathryn

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    1. I don't do her justice--but not for not trying. :-))

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  5. Quick studies you say Linda, Well i say Fantastic. I`m going to life Classes this evening and I hope i get somewhere near your drawing. That smile says it all. All the best Linda.
    Vic.

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    1. Thanks Vic. Well, the initial sketch went quickly, but then tweaks were needed. I did get her by my current post. I am pleased. Funny thing about tweaking: It can go on forever. But the final drawing, not this post, took about an hour and a half of tweaks--not all at the same time, but as I passed her by from time to time as she sat on the easel. I believe observation time is imperative. No painting is finished upon first walk away.

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  6. Linda. I must say you do make me laugh with your answer comments. I`ve always said this and you must be a comedian as well as all the other skills you have. All the best.
    Vic.

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