Sunday, 13 November 2011

Getting a touch predictable

You've got to feel a little bit sorry for the X-Factor contestants. This ridiculous rivalry between the judges sees them swinging between moaning that the poor hopefuls are too predictable to telling them they should stick to what they're good at. Still, it all makes good telly.

So, at the risk of being called a one-trick pony; I'm afraid that my November is not exactly demonstrating much diversity (yet!)... It appears I must stand on the stage once again with a girl who fell asleep in tears a sheet of tabloid newsprint and awoke with the story of Frankie Cocozza's abrubt talent show departure upon her face.

Hmm.... now maybe that would have been a more original idea. I could have drawn a whole bevy of girls over Frankie's headlines.

I did try a new arrangement this week with my sketch today though - gone for a close up. Maybe I'm just finding my groove. Plus tomorrow I'll be approaching my art from a whole new direction as I take up my Surface Pattern Design course.

Something to share for Sunday Sketches anyway and proof of my commitment to Art Every Day.

PS - Apologies to those of you who haven't a clue who Frankie Cocozza is, or indeed the X-Factor. It's a Brit-thing. Helps us take our minds of economic doom and gloom and other 'real' news.

38 comments:

  1. Lisa, I don't watch X Factor, but I do watch what you are up to.
    Your face here is so pretty...there will never be a time when looking at beautiful faces won't be a joyful occupation.

    Gwen xx

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  2. I think we had an Australian X Factor but I never watched it. However, I do love your Sunday Sketch!!

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  3. The diversity of your work shows in the variety of faces you so beautifully create - each one is so different...so engaging. It's been a pleasure to see your work through AEDM!

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  4. I love the sketch lines under her face.....the translucent color and easy expression....

    One trick pony? I say nay, not neigh! Your girls on print are gorgeous!

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  5. Luminous... As usual! I'm in awe of how well you capture the hair-- color, texture... That's very tough to do and you make it look effortless!

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  6. My sister is CRAZED over the X Factor.. I wish I had started watching it from the beginning. Your girl is lovely. Can't wait to see what this class brings into your work. Happy Sunday.

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  7. Lovely art work and your style is great ~ ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey)

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  8. Lovely, I like this one very much.

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  9. Love the close up and definitely not tired of seeing your beautiful girls materialize! I say Keep on keeping on!

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  10. oh wow Lisa....she looks amazing.....I think this is a new favorite!!!!

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  11. yay, my girls and I Love the american X factor this year...we are really into it! so much excitement every week - and i agree, i never tire of these beautiful ladies - they are really cool on the papers, too!
    xo

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  12. She's lovely...... great expression. I too start tomorrow on the Surface Pattern Design Course and really excited about it. Looking forward to seeing you there : ) x

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  13. Oh, she is a delight! The way the hair is shaded, they text peeking out, and the eyes!

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  14. Beautiful work - love the eyes.

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  15. I love your girls - keep up any predictability I say!! Love your work thanks so much for sharing, hugs Jennibellie x

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  16. I'm on the boat with everyone else - I never tire of your girls and this one is magical - she drew me in immediately! Love her! Love x factor too!!!

    Smiles and hugs
    xo

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  17. we're glued to the X Factor in North America! I love her hair and eyes! Nice work Lisa.

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  18. Oh I love this! love how the text is seen through her!

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  19. She is a beautiful girl and I love the surface you used.

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  20. This is great, Lisa. I always love to see what you come up with, your experiments,etc. Keep on keeping on. :)

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  21. mmm liking the sound of that course...hope we see some of your designs here...like the factor inspired art :)

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  22. You may feel like a one-trick-pony, nut it's a very good trick :)

    I love the hair on this latest lady.

    BTW, what's X factor? :p

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  23. Good old Simon brought the X Factor to the US now. I still don't have a clue who you are talking about, but hey... That's what makes blog hopping so damn fun!

    I love the close-up and congrats for sticking with AEDM. Weekends are the hardest for me.

    Warmly,

    Tracy

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  24. Love the close up with the words coming through......it is as if she is pondering the thoughts. Wonderful piece! I fall in the category of not knowing :)

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  25. Your Sunday sketch is fantastic and I love that one of the girls have reappeared... as to the X-factor... got to love a bit of trash telly that invokes yelling at the hosts... nothing like it I say!!! Very therapeutic !!!

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  26. I just love this style, she's lovely,,the script behind makes a lovely background.

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  27. She is beautiful and daydreamy..in a far away place..love the traveling feeling in her eyes..like she is moving also..powerful! Love this one!
    Victoria

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  28. Thanks for following! I am following back!

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  29. :))

    while i don't know the story, i desperately want to wake up with a story printed on my face.

    xxa

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  30. I love whatever you show us from the stage!! (love that ;) and think that she's gorgeous - I really love the text coming through and those soft, neutral colors. She is really very pretty. I say, Bravo!!
    Oh, and no I don't know who that is, but I watch our version here - heard of the Real Housewives series? We're addicted to them on this side of the pond, xoxo

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  31. First visit to your blog thanks to AEDM. I love your art and will definitely be back!

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  32. I love the day dream look on her face! She's lovely. xxoo

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  33. I like the entire concept behind this one. It would make a fabulous journal page..the economic news isn't all that good anywhere in the world that I know of. Tears on the newspaper says it all.

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  34. haha! I purely a 'strictly' girl myself!
    Really enjoying seeing your painting every day. I love todays - her shading is fab!
    x

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  35. Hi Lisa, love the painting...I'm a Strictly fan... can't bare programmes where people shout at each other... :)

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  36. I love your one pony tricks - you can stick to this recipe - they are all beautiful!

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