View Full Version : Does Alice's face look harsh?

08-20-2003, 11:07 AM
Here's another portrait/nude in archival pens and permanent marker on paper.

This is based on a former nude; this nude is Alice.

Pen is a very unforgiving medium, unfortunately.

Anyway, what do ya think the expression on her face is?

Does she look harsh or abrasive in personality?

08-20-2003, 11:10 AM
one of your bests, i think
not harsh
is a "ooooh look at my hair" face
love it

08-20-2003, 11:23 AM
I think it is a bit dark around the eyes, but maybe that's the look you were going for? Overall, I think you have done a splendid job!! Love the WILD HAIR!!! :D:)

08-20-2003, 12:07 PM
The "harsh" languishing into some bitter satisfaction.
those eyes with being nude/frazzled...
black widow complex emitting from
those pair...

08-20-2003, 12:09 PM
lol Nina I LOVE this...to me the look is Alice lookin in the mirror...hairbrush in her hand, thinking "what am I gonna do w/ this hair!?".hehe...she looks likea friend of mine..Jessica..she has wild red hair too... :D

08-20-2003, 12:13 PM
She's been to wonderland and back....

what do you expect her to look like? :D

She reminds me of "Peg" in that "Married with Children" episode where Al lifted weights etc. to get into shape to prove to her that he could go longer than a "few moments."

This is what Peg looked like two (or was it three?) days later. hahaha

Okay I am being bad!! BUT IT DOES REMIND ME OF IT!! Especially that hair!!! :D


08-20-2003, 06:15 PM
I like it. She would have a softer expression if you took off the dark lines under her eyes. Love her hair.

08-20-2003, 08:05 PM
happy exhaustion....

pen on napkin is great practice ...so soft....

08-20-2003, 10:20 PM
I LOVE it!

Keith Russell
08-21-2003, 12:53 AM
No, not 'harsh'--

--but a bit 'small' for the body...


Alan Cross
08-21-2003, 01:24 AM
Looks good my only nit is the brest facing us the nipple looks a little small....
Alan :)

08-21-2003, 11:18 AM
Thank you all very much for your feedback.
I appreciate it.

08-21-2003, 12:08 PM
hey nina, the face stands out more. it is due to the purple being almost exclusive to the face (from my end anyhow) some dark purple in the hair would push the face back a bit, if that is what you want, other wise, leave it.


08-22-2003, 12:12 PM
Hi Amy,
Thanks for commenting.
I just wanted to know if the face appears to look harsh or abrasive in personality.

I have to purchase pens with finer tips for small works such as this. ;)

08-27-2003, 12:23 PM
To me she doesn't look harsh at all.

I think that she combines the wild abandonment of youthful beauty with the tired but continuing beauty we carry with us as we age. Her inner beauty is growing as her outer beauty fades -- but her outer beauty is far from gone, and demands recognition as well, before she's done...

08-27-2003, 02:01 PM
Intense and direct.
I don't see harsh or abrasive. Just the intense gaze of inquiry perhaps?

Love the hair!


08-27-2003, 08:02 PM
Thanks ever so much for your feedback, Adrienne and Nisha!!!

08-28-2003, 12:06 AM
If she is the same model from the other pics, her face is not at all what I was expecting, I think because she already reminded me of someone, and that is who I had in mind.

I don't think she looks harsh or nasty...more mysterious and ready to smile...

I'm not sure I like the purple so dark.

08-28-2003, 12:30 AM
Hi Christinabella,
Thank you for taking the time to respond.
I appreciate it!:)

08-28-2003, 01:25 AM
i was just thinking about the journey i ve your work ive been watchin
i still remember those cool landscapes, and these of people are awesome too, very distinctive you are finding a real style now , like you did with those landscapes,
your lines are always sharp but now are gettin laser like,

are you feeling any pulls into any other subject matter?

i seem to go from abstract expression to people, places, things, then back to
abstract e, and so on and so forth.


08-28-2003, 08:12 AM
hmmmmmm... harsh? No, not harsh. Crazy maybe, but not harsh :p I like this one, mostly because I adore warm tones

08-28-2003, 01:08 PM
Hi Ed,
I've been doing a lot of small drawings of trees, nudes and florals and some non-objective pieces.

I feel like I want to get into painting more non-objective pieces.
I hope to start one in acrylic on canvas today.

Your work is really fine!

Hi Windigo,
Thanks for your feedback!

Crazy maybe, but not harsh