Saturday, 13 November 2010

A Hunk A Hunk... (well, three actually!)

Three of the same for you today. See which you prefer...

Lord Almighty,
I feel my temperature rising
Higher higher
It's burning through to my soul
When I saw the prompt for Illustration Friday as 'Burning', Elvis just grooved his way into my soul, ground his hips and crooned the inspiration for this piece. I also knew where I'd find my models, having spotted them hiding in the pages of Elle just this morning - advertising 'Guilty', a fragrance by Gucci and looking smouldering and sexy. Guilty pleasures...

I was on fire myself. A quick first sketch on a bit of scrap paper, then two more. Naturally, the one I just slung together without much thought probably looks the best. I don't know... What do you think?

The second was the 'proper one', on nice paper and of course proved the hardest. I still like it though, even if it lacks some of the freedom and energy of the first.

Finally, I was enjoying myself so much I decided to make a third for my Sketchbook Project.

Can you feel all that burning desire?

See what happens when you take up an Art Every Day challenge - it lights the touch paper. I can't stop... I don't want to stop... What can I paint next?



All three mixed media - mainly neo-colour pastels, coloured pencils and ink.

20 comments:

  1. Yay Lisa!! A fabulous post...gorgeous work..I love each!! Magnificent enegy and spirit to them all. And always nice to hear a bit of Elvis..yay thanks!

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  2. Very steamy! Lovely pics...I think that my favorite might be the first one. I love the way that the ink dribble and stamping add a sense of mystery.

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  3. He was a hunk of burning love wasn't he! Great sketches so full of wonderful energy and expression.

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  4. I love the first one,again its so expressive. And the other ones are like my daughter used to say "HOT". Love them all.

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  5. Lisa, I like them all but I have to say the first one is my favorite.

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  6. love the experiments you are doing, and this works looks v vibrant and intense ;)

    Amelia.x

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  7. my mother raised me to be a Elvis fan. I love your work!

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  8. The second is my favourite but she looks so distressed! If (the young) Elvis was kissing my cheek I'm not sure that would be my expression!

    So great when inspiration caries you through these challenges, isn't it!

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  9. wonderful illos - I particularly like the first one - great stuff

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  10. These are great! How wonderful that you've been "on fire" today. Keep going!!

    Oh, and I think my favorite is the first one.

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  11. Wow, these are great! I love that song! My dad used to have a band and he would sing it all the time (and dress up as Elvis, crazy guy!). Your drawings are very beautiful and I can understand why you want to keep going! Fill up a sketchbook! LOL.
    Hugs and blessings to you.
    By the way, I LOVE the freedom of the first and I just noticed the outline of the man in it!

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  12. They all have their own spirit and cool details (an angle, a colour, a line)

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  13. Lisa, I love all three, but I think the second is my fav.

    Great job and hail to the KING! Elvis was my first real crush (i think i was about 6 at the time).

    Smiles

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  14. A great post and I love what you are doing. I especially like the first one.

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  15. Oh, I love Elvis! And these sketches are all fabulous...thankyou for visiting my little corner and leaving a little note - it's lovely to meet you x

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  16. wonderful - the eyes in all three are amazing

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  17. On fire indeed ! I think the one that grabs me most is actually the third one - something loose about it too. Hope you Sunday proves to be just as hot !

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  18. Oh these are outstanding Lisa, and there's no question--I am in love with that first one!!

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  19. Great post Wendy! I love those eyes! Fantastic work!!

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