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08-29-2001, 07:39 AM
Pastel pencil on Fabriano paper. The size is 18cm x 41cm.
I have re-scanned this drawing as the first attempt was not so good. I always prefer to use the back of the fabriano paper as it is smoother and it scans better but must have accidently started this on the right side. the image has been stitched accross the breast area. This is Sarah again, done from a photo of her but changed quite a lot. This photo was taken about five years ago when she was 18 and had these red braids.
08-29-2001, 02:43 PM
Can you give us a closeup on the hair so I can see if there's actually braids there? Hehe
I really like this... I just see it in a really old-looking frame, hanging on a grey quarried-stone wall, with a candle sitting on each side of it. LOL
I'm trying to say there, that it has a really nice "old" feel to it.
08-30-2001, 05:58 AM
Hi Nathan, Sorry about that bad scan - I hope you can see those red braids now :)
Some who have seen this say the red braids conflict with the 'old' look of the drawing.
08-30-2001, 06:29 AM
Mayet - she's beautiful and sensual......someone is very lucky.... lol
Very Art nouveau feeling....more more more :D
08-30-2001, 09:57 AM
Hi Gerak, More? Yes there will be more. I am expected to exhibit in October and I am going to do at least two more of this theme with the red braids. I have quite a lot of photographs of her which were taken by a photographer friend of hers who owns an art gallery in Sydney - a lot of them are semi-nude and wrapped in this white cloth - any that I exhibit or show here will have the nudity concealed.
08-31-2001, 06:47 AM
Oh, I'm becoming your fan...
I hope your exibition will be extremely successful.
As the attached image shows the red braids don't conflict with the image.
09-01-2001, 11:02 PM
Mayet...you're really a traditonalist romantic softy...hehehee
I won't blow your disguise tho...This is beautiful!
09-02-2001, 01:43 AM
I agree with the other comments here Mayet. You've also captured the angle and foreshortening of her head very well. (That would be a fairly difficult angle to convey convincingly)...with the underside of her chin...and her left eye/nose/cheek relationship. (good eye!!!!!!M)
You do have a very *romantic*...leaning and (touch) with your drawing mediums...very nice.
Detail is still a bit difficult to see here, but I do like your use of the toned paper within your composition (at least it looks toned).
Very graceful and feminine study Mayet.
09-02-2001, 09:47 AM
Sergey, Thanks for your comments. I am always in trouble with the art society that I belong to for not exhibiting often enough - so I have promised them for this one.
Bill, You have found me out :) I just can't help it!
Michael, The forshortening of the head was the main challenge here.
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