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Monday, October 28, 2013

Drawing - Pen and Ink Portrait

Pen and ink Drawing A3 size smooth Bristol Paper
For last few days I have been doing is quite varied stuff - working more on drawings, particularly life drawings.Joined  a new group on Saturday mornings. Pen and ink is one of the new venture,too.Using Indian ink with brush and pen to create portraits and figures.
Got myself some acrylics too (but so far have not been able to put that first brush stroke on the blank canvas!) Hope you all have been well!

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  1. What a fascinating subject, Arti! And I am happy to see your post. :)
    Kathryn

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    1. Happy to see you all ,too; Kathryn.I liked this man's face very much.Since I am not happy with the waxy and grayish finish that my pencil gives me, I thought of trying out pen. Well these portrait certainly look more dynamic than pencil.Have to work more on pen to get varied results.Hope you are doing good this holiday season, all the best!

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    1. Thanks Hilda, hope you are doing good! Pen and ink certainly is more dynamic and fun to work with!

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    1. I always liked yours, Tony.I will be doing some figurative work in pen,too.Hope you are enjoying the Holiday season.

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  4. This is just WOW! Oh those details...! Awesome.

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  5. Wow, Arti! I can imagine how long this must have taken you! Really beautiful piece and I don't think I've seen you work in ink before!

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    1. Dear Sherry I am sorry to be away for so long- hope things are good with you!This piece was fun because I did not start with too much expectation- just let my hands take over.A lot of strokes, yes; but it wasn't tiresome-- once I established the features I went scribbling on and on and a finally a pattern emerged itself!Glad you liked it.I have recently started working in ink, so you are right about that,too.Have a great holiday season.

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  6. Arti, I really missed seeing your work, but the wait was worth it. I love the textures you create in the knitted cap, the man's beard, and his scarf. The attitude you conveyed through his face is amazing!

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    1. Thanks Julie! I love playing with texture- whatever the medium.I enjoyed scribbling about this piece; he had so much to offer.And yes I liked his attitude,too :)

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