View Full Version : In the Works/ pencil

08-13-2003, 04:39 PM
well, the studio's almost ready for paint, but not quite there yet. I did do a bit of gessoing today, though.... first time since May I think! Even gessoing's fun if you wait that long.
In any case, I finished a drawing last night: second in the series. I think it's about 22 x 30 or so. It's called In the Works .


and here's the detail:

Hope you're all good and happy!

08-13-2003, 04:42 PM
Boy have I missed you girl!!! Can't wait til you get up and running full time. :)

Love this: mechanisms of life. That light source is fantastic. Like a power source. Your ability to carry it throughout the composition is beautiful. You're a master of light/shadow. :)

08-13-2003, 04:46 PM
Hey, kiddo. the hiatus served you well.....what draftsmanship.....

this highly detailed stuff, I don't know......you're not color coding and layering by date of purchase your underwear drawer, or alphabetizing your pasta shelf, are ya?

Hope all is well:D

08-13-2003, 05:04 PM
LOL Mame.

Aurora, this is a feast for the eyes. I will never lose my love and appreciation for drawing. This one certainly shows painstakingness....and an undeniable amount of skill. Brava.

08-13-2003, 05:07 PM
Incredible workmanship. You would have M.C. Escher very proud!!!

08-13-2003, 06:21 PM
she's baaack! Your absence was really felt. Been clicking on your old threads again and again and again absorbing different nuances each time. Felt like someone killed my goose who lays the golden eggs.

08-13-2003, 07:29 PM
gorgeous, Took some time to soak this one in.. then the chair hit me,magnificent!

08-13-2003, 07:35 PM
Hey Aurora! Great to see your stuff again~ this one is really interesting! Like it, and can't wait to see more! :)


08-13-2003, 07:40 PM
wild skills
what a beautiful machine

08-13-2003, 10:48 PM
this is an amazing composition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


08-13-2003, 11:51 PM
Perty damn impressive.

08-14-2003, 12:29 AM
i love it
really curious what it would look like in colour

08-14-2003, 07:58 AM
Wheels within wheels !

(Hi Aurora!)

08-14-2003, 09:37 AM
Very cool. I like the industrial quality and the amazing detail.

08-14-2003, 09:38 AM
WOW!!! Sorry but that's all that comes to mind right now.

08-14-2003, 10:04 AM
It's tough to tell from the photos, but it seems to be lacking hard edges where I'd expect to see them.

08-14-2003, 01:19 PM
Thanks for checking it out everyone!
JK, I don't know about the hard edges. I suppose it would depend on where you expect them to be? It's pretty edged throughout, though.
I thought about posting a shot of my underwear drawer for Mame, but figured it might not be good WC etiquette. :D :p

sue ellen
08-14-2003, 02:12 PM
I think I can actually see it moving! :)

08-14-2003, 09:54 PM
so that’s how the weatherman always knows…

08-14-2003, 10:01 PM
I can assure you there will be no breach in showing one's "underwear drawer", as long as the "unmentionables" remain within it.


08-14-2003, 10:18 PM
In the Works is AWESOME!! Love all the different values you have in this :D You mention this is a second in a series....have you posted the first??

:clap: :clap: :clap:

08-14-2003, 10:23 PM
aurora - glad ya got I was joking! Sometimes my little funnin' falls flat although I think I'm hysterical and crack myself up.....

This work reminds me of what was being done by some artists re the influence of US industrial growth. Was it the 20's? 30's?
Just find the imagery/images interesting "today". How it somehow looks fresh and "new".

Just rambling.

08-15-2003, 05:53 AM
Inner workings a la Aurora. Compelling. I'm lost in the tension, push/pull. Your drawings take me places I've never visited & remind me what goes into your paintings. Amazing, Aurora.

08-15-2003, 08:39 AM
aurora, you are one talented mutha! why don't you throw a little of that talent this way?


08-15-2003, 08:09 PM
Thanks guys!
Mame, that's an interesting call. Industrial. Yes. Zotma told me a wonderful story of looking at the innards of a camera lens. lol. It tickled my brain. I haven't taken my camera apart (I love my wittle camera), but I looked at different images of clockworks and got some ideas.
Hey Artdude! This is the first of the two.
I started number 3 today too. These take a long, long time, though. It'll be awhile prolly.
Well, you guys are very cool. Thanks again!~
I'm gonna get Dena to name these for now on.... Weatherman, huh? I like that.

08-17-2003, 01:15 AM
I love clockwork things, so intricate how it all has to work together. This is just lovely, the chair and windows and the light coming through really adds a whole in the attic touch to it. :)

08-17-2003, 12:54 PM



DAMN good. I can say that, can't I?

I'm saying it anyway.