Wednesday, January 7, 2009

SKETCHBOOK COMPLETED!









I had a great afternoon. I was listening to a book on tape (cd) in one computer while I did the drawings for the sketchbook using photos from my laptop! (it isn't fixed yet but I brought it back while waiting for a part so I can use the photos stored there) I used the Elegant Writer Caligraphy pen and a wet brush. I like the results so much, I think I will try a half sheet painting using this combination of materials. The Frenchman better look out!

21 comments:

Sandy Maudlin said...

These are knock-your-socks-off gorgeous, delectable, intriguing, splendid. I love the effect of the 'make it yourself' book. So, so creative.

Nava said...

Very strong faces you've got there, Myrna. I can smell fear coming from the Frenchman.

Angela said...

This is awsome!
You've inspired me!

meera said...

Stunning!

sharon said...

I love these !!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Just knew something magical would come of those patterned backgrounds. How did you manage so many so soon??. A stunnning series of work all in one beautifully crafted accordian book.

RHCarpenter said...

WOW! Nothing more to say...

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Oh MY, these are just wonderful!! I love the calligraphy and collage-like effect, not to mention those strong, moody faces...

laura said...

This is truly spectacular. Each page is so interesting! What a lot of work, but you've produced a wonderful and completely unique artifact!

jane Ferguson said...

These are fabulous Myrna ,hope you bring them to the crit group today.They are so creative and the underling paper gives such expression and mood to the beautiful drawings.

Rhonda said...

I love your technique it is very unique. It looks like you enjoy your work/fun. ;-)Rhonda

Barbara Sailor said...

This is so awesome,impressive and creative! I just love it.

bubblemunch said...

Brilliant.
Great use of mixed media/collage. I hadn't thought of using tissue paper. It's something I will definitely try.

Your portraiture skill is awesome.

Owen said...

Splendid.

terri Hill said...

I too, am so impressed. Your sketchbook is beautiful. I would like to try it...I will have a VERY long piece of watercolor paper left over from my next commission. I can accordion fold and make a book!

I think this would be a lovely demo...I would like to be in the audience if you should demo your sketchbook making.

Sandy said...

Quite stunning and most intriguing.

Cecelia said...

These are all very striking. Some of them made me think of Kathe Kollwitz and her work.

Ken Goldman said...

Hi Myrna,

Love what you ended up doing with the textures.

Ken

caseytoussaint said...

These are impressive - your portraits are awe-inspiring, and the patterns add so much interest. I'm so happy to have wandered over to your blog.

Michelle Himes said...

I love your experiments! This one in particular is super.

teri said...

Myrna
I am inspired and intimidated ...
your work is spectacular and I don't know whether to move forward or hang it up! this series of faces is wonderful.

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