|Derwent Softcolour Pencils - Jez|
We had an appointment in Southport and had arrived in town with half an hour to spare. I suggested going into the Gallery to pass the time usefully and to get away from the viciously cold wind. We usually have our sketchbooks with us 'just in case', and in the gallery I looked for something quick and easy to draw.
This is where my coloured pencil drawing started, with a completely blind drawing of part of the main figure of Edward Wolfe's painting of 'Mohammed Ben Laitzi'. It takes a great deal of concentration and one of the gallery staff said she spoke to me to ask if I needed a chair, but realised that I hadn't even heard her because I was 'completely in the zone' as she put it! Nothing like the original painting, but that's not the intention, and I like the face that is hiding inside all the scribble.
At this point the gallery girl kindly brought me a chair anyway. This time I attempted Mohammed with a continuous line drawing. Once again there was only a vague resemblance to the original, but I was really captured by the face that had appeared and wanted to develop it a bit further to produce an image inspired by these two sketches.
I changed the face and head quite a bit from the continuous line sketch to produce the picture I wanted, and decided to stick to various shades of brown - unusual for me. Without the process of the two line sketches I would never have achieved this unusual face, and I'm really pleased with it.
On Wednesday at the hospital clinic yet again I made an I-Phone drawing to pass the time away. Not marvellous, but perhaps I can feel the sun coming up behind the grey clouds!
Linking with Paint Party Friday and Manon's Paper Saturdays
How wonderful that you managed to use your waiting time to do your art! Hope you will soon have more time for your lovely work. ValerieReplyDelete
Your face is awesome Jez. The scenery is great also. I hope all is okay. Happy holidays!ReplyDelete
Love love the continuous line drawings, Beautiful scenery.ReplyDelete
great line drawings and the portrait and landscape are fab too!ReplyDelete
Happy PPF Jez!
I admire your efforts with the continuous line drawings. It takes such concentration and these are an inspiration! Happy PPFReplyDelete
Love your line drawings! Very expressive portrait!ReplyDelete
WOW,your drawing is beautiful,love the colors and his eyes,so expressive,Fab!!!ReplyDelete
That's so interesting how you developed this face! I LOVE him! Unusual indeed, but then I always like unusual more than "normal".... ;-) That iphone-drawing looks great too. I especially like how you did the mountains.ReplyDelete
Great portrait and nice shading with the pencils. I love your iphone work!!ReplyDelete
I like your drawings and your bravery at doing blind art at a gallery. You seem to be always prepared having your sketch equipment handy for whatever wait time you have. Kudos! I did a number of sketches at the hospital clinic when my dh was being treated there this fall.ReplyDelete
I really like this guys face. His jaw and chin are so masculine. Well doneReplyDelete
These are all so wonderful Jez! I love the face behind the scribble too!! Thanks for sharing...I love that you were " in the zone" so to speak...I say that often!!ReplyDelete
The blind drawings sound really intriguing Jez. I like how you developed the continuous line drawing into the final piece in colour as wellReplyDelete
This deserves a big WOW! Love it!ReplyDelete
Love the blind drawings! They're so much fun to do and yours look fantastic! It's funny how they always turn out looking good when you do this type of art. Fun stuff!ReplyDelete
I love the thought of the museum girl talking to you and you being completely oblivious :) I always love seeing what you do when you visit the gallery and the transition from start to finish with that face is so interesting.ReplyDelete
Been lovely to catch up with you this afternoon Jez x x
How wonderful your art is amazing now I will have to try blind drawing and continuous line drawing myself I am intrigued great post thank you.ReplyDelete
Love your continuous drawing! I wish I was that good at it!ReplyDelete
Wonderful work! Quite awesome! xxReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your "journey of creation" to this strong male visage! Very interesting work.ReplyDelete
Your art is always so original and creative, Jez. Fine art again!ReplyDelete
Great post, Jez. and great drawings too. You have inspired me to have a go too.ReplyDelete
Blind contour drawings are a GREAT way get into the zone of a drawing. Thanks for reminding me about this, and I really like reading about your whole process. My favorite is the second pencil sketch--it keeps some of the feeling of the blind drawing (maybe it's blind too?), but with more recognizable forms. What an interesting-looking fellow!ReplyDelete
Thanks always, for sharing!
You are an inspiration! There are times when continuing an art practice is a challenge. I love seeing what you do in bits of time. Thanks you so much for visiting my blog and for taking time comment. Take care.ReplyDelete