Saturday, March 28, 2009

Illustration Friday: Poise


********** She is poised for eternity. It's been a good life, and she has no regrets.

On another front--thinking more about messiness and impatience, one really needs to treat those things just like another part of your media. You have the paper, the pens, the ink, your interests, skills, and personality, and you have to work with all of them. No sense in fighting any of it.

19 comments:

  1. Wonderful line work with lots of expression!

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  2. Your hand is so free! I really like this work, and thank you for comment my illo, very interligent point of view.

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  3. Lovely line work, I love how it is both loose and constrained at the same time. Very compelling image.

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  4. You are a true wizard, with pen/ink! Another amazing piece!

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  5. Thankyou for being so positive, when I had been such a moaner on my blog!
    Your story about your gymnast colleague was so exactly how I feel! ( The illustrious 'neighbours' are Alan Lee, Brian Froud, David Wyatt, to name just 3 - they really are at the top of their game!)
    I love your lined faces. They are so full of character - so much detail, and yet they feel very loose and free.

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  6. What a great character you've drawn here. Talk about every picture tells a story!

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  7. Thanks for your comment! I see a very good ink work in here!

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  8. Nice value work. Such a unique character.

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  9. what a lovely drawing, very well done

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  10. Love this drawing and I fully agree with what you say...my biggest problem is impatience but I've never thought of working WITH it. Perhaps with a little more practise, 'll get to where art is fully expressive; media, methods and me. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. It's a new idea for me too--one that I wouldn't have had if it weren't for people's comments.

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  12. I love it,good lines,you captured her essence.

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  13. lovely sketch!love the finelines!

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  14. your work is so great! I love the intricate line work in your pieces alongside dark flatter areas, so rich. Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog and for taking a look! :)

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  15. Very nice and strong illo..and beautiful text.

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  16. What a glorious profusion of lines!

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  17. I love your response to Poise. I agree include the mess... I love mixed media and using anything and everything to get the right look. If i want to create with out the mess i use the computer.

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