View Full Version : "Classique" -- First drawing of 2008
01-23-2008, 12:29 PM
This is my first finished work of 2008. I named it "Classique" because her style is inspired by Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and vintage photos. I love those early black and white photographs. I wanted to capture some of that style in this drawing, and the simplicity of those shots appeals to me.
This one was not drawn entirely with pens either. I also used some ink painting and brushwork to get the right feeling for the cloth, and to maintain a feeling of softness in the drape and her body.
I hope you like it, and C&C is welcome! :)
And I didn't forget the icon this time. ;)
01-23-2008, 01:11 PM
Graceful and well done.
01-23-2008, 02:42 PM
amazing how you get so much volume with so few lines, stunning
01-25-2008, 03:27 AM
Excellent Ben. You are the master of compelling simplicity. :clap: :clap:
01-25-2008, 06:28 AM
Simply Amazing:clap: :clap:
01-25-2008, 01:04 PM
Gorgeous!do you like Aubrey Beardsley?I am a great fan of his work and this piece reminds me of his work!!!I also could see this as a cool tatoo!well done:thumbsup:
01-25-2008, 01:11 PM
Me again!I just checked your web sight and really enjoy your work!were you influenced at all by Erte?neat stuff!!!:clap:
01-25-2008, 04:53 PM
Everyone, thanks so much for your comments. :D I really do appreciate all the support here. You've helped my work improve a great deal since that first time I posted here a few years ago.
And Michelle, thanks for the compliments and the visit to my blog! I do know of Aubrey Beardsley's work, and I love Erte's artwork. I just bought a whole book of his designs last year, and it's just amazing art.
01-26-2008, 01:17 AM
Excellent! this is an example of a good ink drawing. I love how did you use the brush.
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