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06-24-2005, 03:45 AM
Decided to have a practice with my new pastels and thought I would try a nude study....revamped from an old life study...of a model.....size.....1.5 m x 1.2 m ...have cropped some off top and bottom since then...on arches paper....cheers kim

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Jun-2005/54304-girl_sketch.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Jun-2005/54304-girl_sketch_crop.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Jun-2005/54304-girl_pastel.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Jun-2005/54304-girl_pastel_crop.JPG

right arm looks a bit short???....or perhaps dark on top of shoulder too low?????

06-24-2005, 05:11 AM
Hey Kim, Wow, what a treat to see this on Friday morning. :clap: Just love the way you draw and now the colours being added. That turban is going to look marvellous. Love the blues developing... Right arm doesnt bother me. Did not even notice it!
I think when it is all colored in, it will look just Super! Have a great weekend. I have not had a chance to paint.
Next week I have my brother in law coming with his wife and 3 kids. I have to empty my little studio to make room for 2 blow up matresses in here. No time to paint. :( This summer will be really busy with all the canadian guests coming. :eek:

06-24-2005, 07:42 AM
Hi Lisa....thanks for dropping by......you are going to be sooo busy..... :D .....I'm sure you will enjoy having your brother I/L and family...maybe you should open a bed & breakfast..... :p ...
still looking at that shoulder and arm on this....will do some more tomorrow...as the weather is too :eek: at Kurri...have a relaxing weekend...and a good week with your visitors.... :) :cat:
cheers kim

06-24-2005, 08:49 AM
Yes, I think we are in for a treat again. Your initial drawings always show a lot of confidence and character.

06-24-2005, 01:30 PM
right arm looks a bit short???....or perhaps dark on top of shoulder too low?????

yes and yes I think.....

06-24-2005, 03:38 PM
There's some very nice colour going on here Kim. I would thik her right arm might be a bit thin as well. If the forearm is foreshortened I'm sure you'll know how to indicate that.


06-24-2005, 08:48 PM
Hi Gilberte...merci......I.think I might do a few more of these as I'm enjoying the process of drawing...nice change to the mural..... :D
Hi Kathleen...ta and ta...will fix today..... :)
Hi Mikey...thanks....my Mum told me the same thing...think it might be the bicep ..as well as the skeletal structure......will redo..... :)
cheers kim

06-25-2005, 01:34 AM
Have worked on arm and shoulder...will start on hands next.......


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jun-2005/54304-turban_long_crop.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jun-2005/54304-turban_crop.JPG

Anita Murphy
06-25-2005, 05:29 AM
Kim, stunning as usual!

06-25-2005, 08:05 AM
Hi Anita.....thanks....how's your commission going????
cheers kim

been working on face hands and back ...today...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jun-2005/54304-turban_25.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jun-2005/54304-turban_crop_face_25.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jun-2005/54304-turban_crop_r_h_25.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jun-2005/54304-yurban_crop_lh_25.JPG

06-26-2005, 03:11 AM
Have been experimenting wiith the background today.....I think the figure could be redefined...any thoughts on the background??
cheers kim



long shot to show scale

Anita Murphy
06-26-2005, 07:06 AM
Not sure about the background - I find it rather distracting. She sort of disappears into it now.
Must dig out my oil pastels - I love using them and its been too long.

06-26-2005, 08:15 AM
Hi Anita....these are pastel crayons....had to wear a mask as the dust was playing havoc with my flu....the background is rather overwhelming...I think when I get some stronger colour and line onto the figure it may balance out....hard to get an accurate photo of colour IRL...some colours are more washed out on my monitor...
popped over to portraiture and saw your commission of the girl.....it's looking good.... :cool:
cheers kim

06-26-2005, 08:46 AM
Hi Kim, I like the background in general terms, but like Anita find it a bit distracting. I would simply soften some of the edges and lighten that red towards the right. Whilst the back and blue bottom right give balance, they may be just a bit too much. This will be a stunning piece of art.


06-26-2005, 09:01 AM
Hi Mikey....you're right about the blue/black...might counterbalance with red in the triangle below....I was in a hurry to get the paper covered so quite a few areas are still only one layer so I think softening the edges could come with the extra layers...(good idea..Mikey)....maybe introduce some shadow into the shapes...as I have with the yellow triangle on right of face.....will probably subdue the background after I have redined the colour and lines in the figure...thanks for the advice Mikey...... :) :)
cheers kim

04-08-2006, 01:21 AM
Her hands are great, such nice structure...a show stopper! Her face could stand to be more smoothly delineated, which would also contrast well with the background angles.