Saturday, August 22, 2015

Old stock

I was rummaging through some of my old artwork from way back when, and came across this fella. This is colour pencils drawing of a Scottish deerhound I did back in 1997. As an artist, it's fun to see the progress one has made along the creative journey.


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  1. "fun to see the progress one has made" - lol. If I could draw this well I'd be ready to open my own gallery! :D

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    1. I'm flattered, soulsis! :) I know... I know... Don't say it... Artists are their own harshest critics! But honestly, I can see some flagrant booboos in there. For exemple... The choice of paper colour is wrong (grey subject on a grey background). Also, it's half-blended (either make it all smooth or keep the tooth of the paper... Going for both causes lack of coherence and uniformity). Then there's the colours that appear dead and flat (not enough hues, too much toning). And finally, to use the term of one of my old art teachers, there's the "floating head syndrome." If you look at the portrait I did of Xena, you'll see I washed out some of the bottom part of the head so it looks more like the portrait blends in with the background. I think I might redo this drawing for fun in the near future... I'm curious to compare the "then" and "now". :)

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  2. Love this drawing! Can't wait to see the redo, I'm sure it will be very interesting for you to see how much your technique has changed.

    More (((Hugs)))

    Ariel

    ps Lol thesycamoretree!

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    1. Thanks Ariel! I can't wait to redo it myself... But it'll have to wait. Fiji is coming up shortly (Alleluia) and when we return... Believe it or not... I HAVE A COMMISSION!!! :D There was a couple at the Ekka who loved my cow painting, and they were SO disappointed they couldn't buy! They've requested a similar "farm" type painting from me, so I sent them a proposal. Fingers crossed... Hope I'll be a busy bee when I get back from our holiday! ;)

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