View Full Version : newbie to abstract..

05-19-2003, 06:52 PM
hello. i'm usually one to stay in the d&s and ink forums... i've just started dabbling in ink work.. not very good at it, but a few people suggested that i post some of my works here as they look abstract in ways..

i'm not sure if they do have abstract characteristics, though i'd love to hear any comments/feedback.

"classic sixties"



"One Love"


05-19-2003, 08:11 PM
i like the first a lot - but love the red ink in the third.
the second one is scary. :)

05-19-2003, 09:52 PM
hi jenna,
thanks for replying :)

a few people in the ink forum preffered the 2nd one (the scarey one) over much else. though they thought the 1st one reminded them of a famous artist, though they couldn't remember the name :) i have to say that that pleased me alot!!

but out of everything, i think my favourites are the one in red ink and the two indians.

thanks for looking!!

05-19-2003, 11:22 PM
I like the 1st and 3rd images best.

Excellent work!

05-19-2003, 11:25 PM
hi Surreal!

thanks for taking a look here! at the moment i'm thinking about trying figure.. but i'm hooked on ink drawings, so i will probably do a few figure drawings in ink before anything else..

hope i can get back into oil and acrylics before too long.

05-19-2003, 11:40 PM
I like your drawings. I agree the 2nd one is very scary looking. The first one reminds me of the American actress Sally Fields. She looked like that in the 60's.

05-19-2003, 11:44 PM
the 1st drawing was based on a self 'live' portrait of myself.. though i added a sixties hairstyle to it and it looks more like my mother when she was my age... but to be told it looks like sally fields!? lol

the one in red ink is of my neice Charlotte.. i based it on her outline, though all of the ink smudges are my creation.. my brother asked me if i had intended on drawing Carrie (a horror movie).. LOL, it wasn't intended to come out as scarey.. just 'determined' like it's title :)

thankyou for replying! :)

05-20-2003, 12:10 AM
I think her 60's hairstyle is what reminded me of Sally Fields.

05-20-2003, 12:36 AM
i'm wondering if i should do more with this style i used on the 1st image.. alot of people tend to like that one alot! maybe i could work on a mini series or something!

05-20-2003, 11:12 AM
I think all of them have merit. I do have a preference for the first one because of its blocked shadows, sharp contrast and a good use of line work to create texture and expression in her face.
It's definitely a good direction to explore though you should really continue with whatever feels right for you.
Good stuff!


05-22-2003, 09:11 PM
thanks Nisha!

i'm thinking about beginning an oil and acrylic piece this weekend :D i haven't touched either in a few months.. though i have alot of ideas at the moment.. wish me luck!


05-29-2003, 03:13 PM
I didn't get it . Where is the abstraction?