Thursday, February 15, 2007

Donna, almost asleep

donnasleepingsmall

300mm x 500mm watercolour and pencil on W&N watercolour paper

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your life drawings have really come along. This is my favourite. Its stunning.

2/15/2007 12:25 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

I have been admiring your "live" collection and I must commend you!
They are getting SO good!!!

2/15/2007 8:55 PM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

What a lovely model you have. Forshortening in this one is managed very well. The other pic below has a lovely shape and balance.

reposted from babasiga - reply to your comment about seasnakes.
There are lots of comments when I post about seasnakes, toads, etc. but no-one comments on the political posts!
Which island was it, do you remember, Julie? When you lived in Labasa, was it at Bulileka? Further up that road is the area that copped so much flood damage, a place called Vaturova. I've never been there but I guess it's where there are several streams feed into the Qawa River. All Saints Secondary School - on the Qawa River really lost a lot of furniture, books etc.
w.

2/15/2007 10:08 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Thankyou anon, cream and Wendy
I can't remember the name Wendy - I'll have to see if my Dad can remember. Nor can I remember the name of the hill we lived on, it was past the sugar mill and the Three Sisters, it was the hill with govt housing and a prison at the top together with a large cemetry.

2/16/2007 12:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely blanket!

2/22/2007 12:37 PM  
Blogger Cin said...

yikes! I don't think I'd ever tackle a foreshortened pose as tough as this one looks, nice job!

2/22/2007 1:21 PM  
Anonymous Glen said...

Professional looking poses.
Very nice art work! Well done on the body proportions!

Do you measure in some way, or just wing it "by eye"?

I look forward to seeing more.


Glen
Vancouver Island

2/22/2007 6:01 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Cin, at the class I'm at you pretty much don't have a choice. There's no room to move around after you've bagged a seat so you kind of have to go with whatever is in front of you, but I think I was quite lucky today.
Glen - a combination - if I have time I might hold out my pencil and measure one part in relation to another - I also look hard at the negative shapes. But with very short poses, I wing it more.

2/22/2007 10:44 PM  

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