Thursday, March 23, 2006

Self portrait



This was drawn trying to ignore my glasses because we all know that men don’t make... well you know the rest!

16 Comments:

Anonymous Karen said...

Great,Julie, I love the blended colors mixed on the page. What a nice drawing.

3/23/2006 3:00 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

wow, Julie! What a great self portrait! It really glows with personality!

3/23/2006 3:23 AM  
Blogger Sioux said...

Great job, Julie!

3/23/2006 3:46 AM  
Blogger Robyn said...

Love the way that you have done the face and hair in such detail while leaving the torso as a sketch. It focuses the attention where it should go. Great stuff!

Cheers,
Robyn
Scratches & Scribbles

3/23/2006 6:45 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

I had the luxury last night of being able to stay up drawing as late as I liked (husband was away). So sat on a breakfast bar stool in front of the mirror over the fireplace, drawing until the cold got to me. It was odd trying to maintain a smile, but I look uncharacteristically miserable if I draw myself without a smile. Thank you all for your nice comments and visiting. It's still a bit too fudged and gently built up for my taste, I wanted the lines to have more of that direct quality of the red lines on the torso. Well maybe next time.

3/23/2006 12:26 PM  
Blogger bananarobin said...

I've no idea what you mean by: "trying to ignore my glasses because we all know that men don’t make... well you know the rest!"
Anyhow it's great but not quite right on the left - is it because one eye is central, with white both sides, and the other lookingleft and no white on the left. So I guess the choice is cross-eyed or glasses...

3/23/2006 3:29 PM  
Blogger clare said...

I Like this Julie, it has a glow to it.

3/23/2006 3:35 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

I can't look at it now Robin! BTW it's '...make passes at girls who wear glasses' Flo thought the nose was all wrong. Oh well nothing like exposing your mistakes in public!

3/23/2006 3:47 PM  
Blogger Shelly McC said...

This is a gorgeous drawing. I love the eyes and lips!

3/24/2006 1:18 AM  
Anonymous Detlef said...

Great stuff, lovely coloured pencil work.

3/24/2006 10:17 AM  
Anonymous Laura said...

Lush colored pencil work, Julie. Really lovely.

3/24/2006 10:43 AM  
Blogger cream said...

...Passes at women in glasses?
My wife wears reading glasses but I daren't bother her when she's reading!
Good pencil work, Julie!

3/24/2006 10:45 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I love the loose style of pencil work with the threads of colors modeling the shapes ... beautiful!

3/25/2006 2:34 AM  
Blogger "Maggie" said...

The pencil work in this illustration is beautiful and so well drawn!

3/25/2006 3:11 AM  
Anonymous rachel said...

I agree with Flo

You nose is smaller.

Rachel

3/27/2006 5:45 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Well all the comments encourage me to try this technique again with portraiture and for those of you who know where it's gone wrong, I'll just practice, practice, practice.

3/27/2006 9:55 AM  

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