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Old 01-05-2011, 10:45 AM
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Vivienb January sketches

My January work will probably jump about a bit - different paper/media/subject

A group I belong to are going to look at still life - something we never really do for finished work, so it's a challenge to find our own angle on it, I'm not interested in conventional set ups with things lined up so I need to find a way that interests me. Some of the work I do will be for that.

Then I get interested in other things and go off at a tangent - so who knows what I'll do - one thing is developing work in traditional media from digital images I've created.

This is one recent drawing on black paper using white pencil - now stuck on the inside cover of my A4 moleskine folio sketchbook. It was done from memory of the explosive seedheads of thistles at the end of the summer that led on to quite a few works. The structure of the seedheads was hidden by the mass of fluffy sees ready to fly away.

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Viv - Awesome job on this! I love the look of the white pencil on the black paper. The shading really makes this lovely!!
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White on black is marvelous. It looks surreal even tho' it's an everyday plant.
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Very interesting, looks like you are off to a great start finding 'still life' your way.
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Cool and different start to your sketchbook, almost looks abstract.

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what a lovely and cool drawing. . . such simple media but its gorgeous! really love it
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Re: Vivienb January sketches

thank you everyone

now where next ...........?
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Re: Vivienb January sketches

Oh cool. This looks like dandelion "fluff" and the leaves of thistles and/or dandelion plants
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Oooh! I love the white on black! Great start for your January journal.
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Wow - what a striking piece, Vivien! I've had two white pens sitting around for a couple months - this motivates me to give them a try!
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Re: Vivienb January sketches

EP yes they are like dandelion fluff but just masses of it all together

Thanks Michelle

and John yes - break out those white pens! I have one but it doesn't cover very well so I don't very often use it - I hope yours work better.
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White on black, very striking! I'm interested in seeing where you go with this, your work always inspires me.
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Wow! How expressive of the fine thistledown by doing white on back. Wonderful.
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Re: Vivienb January sketches

Vivien - your thistle image is wonderful. Such delicate detail. I love the white pencil on black. You must have been inspired!
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Re: Vivienb January sketches

Margo, Elain and Jean - thank you

I must get some more work done, I've been busy and done very little sketching or painting
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