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4.18 / 5.00

Fine Art
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1024 x 570 px
209.2 kb
  • Frontpaged October 27, 2009

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Author Comments

She is hiding something from you, or perhaps from herself?

Size: 7.08 x 3.75 feet (85 x 45 inches)
Media: Chalk Pastel, Powdered Graphite
Paper: Arches Aquarelle (roll)



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars Oct 30, 2009

Wonderful, one gripe.

Everything about the piece is wonderful, but the lack of background is kind of sad. Even something so simple, a wooden floor, a beach, hell; even the sky.

My favorite part of it would definitely be how the shading, gives the skin a more realistic feel, where the skin rises, where the bones are shown, that is really nice.

ornery responds:

The lack of background is intentional, its to show that you can still have a nice completed work without having to throw a background in. If you use the amount of white space correctly the figure wont appear to be floating or incomplete either. Its up to the viewer to imagine a space in place of a drawn background which forces them into a certain mindset.

Also because these are meant to be viewed in a certain kind of space in reality the lack of background works even better in those locations.


Rated 5 / 5 stars Oct 29, 2009


throw a naked girl in and it gets


Rated 5 / 5 stars Oct 29, 2009


Holy crap, thats all I can say. What amazes me is your media choice. Chalk and Graphite, thats absolutely amazing. I'm not a very artistic person, but I feel as if I can appreciate good art when I see it. And I appreciate this.

I feel as if your description is the icing on the cake, too. A picture speaks a thousand words, but your description fits perfectly.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars Oct 29, 2009


It says so little and yet so much


Rated 5 / 5 stars Oct 28, 2009

Nice colors

I think the best part about this are the colors and the range of edge relationships. I like the way you treated the hair as a mass, and the shifts in coloration are very pleasing. I tend to focus more on color than anything else in my paintings, so I'm probably your ideal audience. :3

The anatomy is close, but feels a bit awkward, similar to the other large drawing of the man lying down (though maybe not as much), but that just gets down to more careful observation; I know the figure gets exponentially harder the bigger you go, so I don't really fault you on this (I have a painting I made this semester with a shrunken head :/). I'd just say make sure you're stepping back from the work more frequently, especially in the beginning stages when you're laying out the masses. Looking at it in reverse helps too (mirror).

Anyway, it's really great to see someone dedicated to accuracy. I'd love to see this in person.

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