Friday, April 24, 2009

DSFDF Challenge - "Companion of Diana "


    This weeks challenge was very cool.     It gave me a chance to dust off some of my drawing skills.

It also got me back into the concept of planning out your design through the use of geometry, mathematics  and proportion.   It was easy, .......... thank God for erasers! 

But I had alot of fun diving into this project.  The intricacies of the shading, versus the opposing light sources was interesting.

I debated about doing a background with this, but didn't want to clutter up the space as I wanted to keep the focus on the statue, rather than my ability to fill up a background.
And I spent so much time on her in a Zen meditative state, I kinda want you to be looking at her!

Anyway, it was good to get back in the drawing saddle.  And it was cool to do an interpretive piece on a bit of artwork, that was in itself an interpretation of a live model.  A clear case of art imitating art, that is imitating life!  

 Kudos to Karin at  DifferentStrokesFromDifferentFolks.blogspot.com     for doing this challenge.

15 comments:

  1. what lovely piece you did for the challenge of DSFDF. Good job even if the eraser was used ! Yes thank God for eraser's

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  2. The best one yet!Greg
    Yes, you gotta love those erasers, especially the kneaded ones.

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  3. I like it. Nice contrast and detail.

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  4. This is the BEST! What a beautiful entry!

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  5. Very fine drawing skills. Great job.

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  6. Great work, Greg! Beautifully done.

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  7. This is incredible...GREAT job! I've gone to check out the rest of your blog.

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  8. Wow! This is great! Wonderful rendering. That's what we were supposed to do....draw. I got a little carried away :-}

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  9. Thank you so much one and all!

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  10. Well done--this is lovely!
    Faye

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  11. What a treat to see your artwork, such a great job on Diana's Companion!

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