Thanks Nealey they will need it!
Well today I worked on another sun loving laid back gnome to join his friend. Still in the early stages but beginning to take shape. I have left him wrapped in wet paper towels and a plastic bag which hopefully will keep him soft enough to work on Saturday as Howard has his surgery on Thursday and I wont make it to the studio.
Still a bit basic but you get the idea. I had a job forming and attaching his hip and legs. I was trying to get one of the girls to pose on the floor but she didn't want to get dirty!! I think I have him almost right.
Jen C & C's always welcome
Jen, the attitude of this gnome is wonderful. I can't get over how effortless and natural the positions of these gnomes are. Truly charming!
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Jen just curious did you find your gnome on one of the nude beaches??? All of the ones I have seen have a pointy hat nabd fully clothed. I guess al little personal expression of freedom isn't so bad unless your body looks like mine. ;0
C and C always welcomed
Geri, LOL he is a work in progress. I have to finish his arms and face etc before I make him clothes! All newborns come into the world naked you know!
Jen, your second sun-loving gnome is going to go well with your first one. I can picture the pair, daydreaming in your garden! You may have to beef up his forearms a bit. But as it's a WIP, I won't comment further. I'm sure he will keep moist in a plastic bag. I used to store my clay works-in-progress for months, until I was inspired again.
Geri, hello and I'm sure Jen's gnome won't be indecent, even if he IS nekkid!!!!
Comments and critiques are welcome.
"LITTLE GIRL" 9" x 12" water soluble pencil on multimedia paper.
I began the drawing with regular drawing pencils, but the paper was too "toothy" for any detail. So I plunged in, using water soluble graphite & WC brush, layer upon layer. New technique for me!
Very well done Nealey
feel free to make constructive c/c...no digital alterations please
For a new technique your results are awesome. I can't give you all the credit though.
The model is precious.
But back to technique did it flow once you changed mediums?
Nealey, what a beautiful drawing! The water soluble were the way to go as it has let you give her the childish softness so needed. Well done!
Hello Nealey ...posted a comment yesterday but it hasn't appeared
Well done.......(maybe it wasn't long enough to register!!!!!)
sketch of the Summer view from the patio of my daughter's garden...the bridge is ancient and is over a stream. It twists slightly two thirds across it. The garden slopes very steeply down to the waters edge.
The figure on the bridge was put in to show how low the walls are due to the road surface being strengthened to accommodate cars etc instead of carts/horses!!!!
Brown ink in sketch book, original 8" x 5.5"
Sarah nice little sketch but I think the pot is too close to center. It almost splits the drawing in half.
Nealey, you are certainly a gifted portraitist! The effects created by your use of graphite are lovely.
Sarah, this drawing is charming. You are always sensitive to showing depth and distance, and the pot in the foreground does that so effectively.