Sunday, 23 October 2011

Progress (and more philosophy!)

Not much time for sketching this week. Well, plenty of sketching out written ideas for clients, but little of the pencil variety. Instead I share with you some progress made on the wonky-eyed wench I submitted for Sunday Sketches last week.

Well, as you can see, she's no longer a sketch! She's levelled herself off a bit now too - although she teetered a bit this way and that before she settled (probably the wine)... She also kept up the philosophy chit chat which was an unusual experience. I mean, I'm used to my paintings talking to me - mostly moaning that the paintbrush is tickling them or that their clothes don't quite fit; but spouting Descartes' "I think; therefore I am" and discussing the geometrical proportions of the composition was truly something new!

While she was thinking, the wench also decided she's still far from done and still requires a certain je ne sais quoi (she's clearly been spending too much time reading French philosophers and needs to get out more!).

And so we will continue on her journey and apparent education. The aim of the exercise is to get her to turn up the other half her lip in a smile of satisfaction... We'll see!

I'm sharing with the Sunday Sketches again so see what they think of her 'improvements'.

32 comments:

  1. Amazing...love the progress on the wonky eyed wench...she's definitely got a personality that is appealing and full of strength! Thanks for popping by over at POP ART MINIS and joining in the boo-day giveaway fun! Happy SS!

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  2. She has come a long way along the road since last week! Valerie

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  3. She is so lovely... and such a delightful post... fun :)))

    Jenny x

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  4. She looks totally different now, with a softer emotion in the eyes

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  5. Wow a wonderful transformation. She's lovely.

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  6. She is evolving so well! Awesome ~ love her ~thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) link w/Sunday Sketches

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  7. i like what you have done with her!! Great piece Lisa...I can imagine this hanging in a beautiful den or home library - Love it! - Have a great sunday!

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  8. Her mood has changed from angry to soulful. You are amazing! She is absolutely lovely just like yourself, Lisa. XO

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  9. Wow - what a difference a week makes. I have to admit that I kind of was intrigued by her "take no prisoners" gaze last week, but I love her new softer side even more!

    I really enjoyed reading your "inspiration" post too... You certainly know how to turn a phrase... Definitely inspirational :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  10. Progress indeed! She is turning out so soft and winsome! Love that she is sharing her philosophy with you as she emerges :-)

    Hugs and smiles
    have a super Sunday!
    xxoo

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  11. Oh she's just beautiful! I liked her before but now she's stunning - what paints did you use on her? I love the effect, much love Jennibellie xx

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  12. Lisa, your transformation is absolutely amazing. Stunning! Love her hair, eyes, her lips. Beautiful. Keep it up. You're transforming all together into one amazing artist and woman! :)

    Hugs

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  13. I like her in both forms, but the more completed one is lovely. Love how you used the different colors, especially in the neck, as the shadows, or different colors values (or I'm sure there's a proper art term). I also like her nose, I feel like I can reach out and pinch it.

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  14. You have so much personality in her face and love the drops of sparkle in her hair.

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  15. Wow you have made such a change in a week. I love her. You have a really great style Lisa. Happy SS

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  16. holy shit! i love that top one!

    i'm sorry i said shit on your blog, but holy shit!

    xxa

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  17. wait. i ned more information. is this acrylic? watercolor? oil? no a week isn't enough time for oil. magic?
    what is it?
    watercolor.
    no i don't know.

    i love it.

    no wine involved on my end. i love it.

    please come and tell me what the hell it is. paper and watercolor?
    xxa

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  18. She is emerging like a butterfly from her sketchy coccoon....so pretty, Lisa!

    Her expression is so soft now...she looks so happy with the changes that were made!

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  19. Lisa ~ You asked about how I use an etching tool in my pieces - I use a metal stylus type tool with a ball on either end to etch details into the paper and then apply multiple layers of color over it to bring the details out. The details are left white, or maybe another color if I apply a light color first and then etch that, applying a darker color over the first one.

    It's fun and not something I've seen before so it's nice to be doing something unique.

    I think it would be fun to make a video of this technique to share with everyone.

    Smiles and hugs
    Thanks for the really sweet comment! Great to hear your new business venture is going so well!

    Smiles and hugs
    xo

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  20. i liked her when she was wonky-eyed and i like her even better now... she's starting to look a bit softer.

    and i absolutely adore hearing how she talks to you. what a great narrative you've got going!

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  21. Beautiful as always Lisa..i love the blue vibes and energies..amazing!
    Happy week ahead!
    Victoria

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  22. She is turning into an amazing woman and probably takes after her creator. I love the mood and flow.

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  23. I'm so enjoying the progression of this one!

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  24. wow! great great paintings! *_*

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  25. She looks so different from the first one, you did a great job! Beautiful.
    Hugs and blessings
    Kelly

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  26. Her proportions are looking good now and she is lovely but I do miss that slight downward turn of the mouth in the original sketch. She had such a contemplative look in the sketch, and I was drawn to that.

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  27. oh this is gorgeous...what a strong woman....I love the angles you used in this piece....and the colours....

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  28. Hi Lisa, loving your wench!!! I love how you stick to certain tones in each piece I think that shows control and it looks beautiful! Loving the texture in this one too. I just had a catch up on your blog and your picture of your muse is stunning!!! Wow absolutely beautiful!!!! :0)

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  29. Amazing, you took her from angry to vulnerable!! Wow, so impressive! I wonder what was in the wine? lol

    Hugs Giggles

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