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Monday, November 30, 2009

torero



after my photo taken in Seville, Spain. Colored pencils on drawing pad 9x12in.I did this for a figurative contest in RED BUBBLE. It's the first time when I draw a full body figure.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009

oil pastel apples



Pentels on Canson Mi-teintes white pad 8x11in. For a challenge in Wet canvas.

Friday, November 27, 2009

oil pastel doll



This is an oil pastel on Bristol board pink pad 9x12in. I used watersoluble oil pastels dry. It is after life, a doll I made myself from a shawl and a small fabric face.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

winter scene




watercolor pencils and oil pastels on Bristol board 6x9in.

oil pastel mask



a mask from Bali, Indonesia in oil pastels on Canson MI-teintes pad 8x11in. Not very thrilled with the way it came out.

Monday, November 23, 2009

new media

My new supplies of water media arrived and I gave them a try.


Soluble oil pastels Portfolio series on canvas pad 6x9in.







This is Caran d'ache soluble crayons on canvas pad 6x9in.


miniature mask



this is a 4in. drawing of a Bali mask on my wall.Watercolor pencils on canson Mi-teintes brown pad.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

graphite sketch



quick sketch in graphite of my favorite painter and artist; not very good though.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

green apple revisited









The shift from realism to fuzzy realism.The realist apple is in colored pencils, the fuzzy one in watercolor pencils both dry and wet versions.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Picasso as my muse



A couple of days ago I started reading Picasso An Intimate portrait by Jaime Sabartes-a Spanish friend of the artist, and the famous memoires of Francoise Gilot Life with Picasso published in 1964.Also Picasso's art catalogue Joy of Life.
The innovative nature of this great artist has been always an inspiration for me and probably imbued by his enthusiasm for life and his art I came across developing this new art style which I am exploring with the same joy of color of my realist works in colored pencils and oil pastels, and,of course, Crayola crayons.
Take a look at my latest explorations of the possibilities of this style in my new blog Fuzzy realism - a new art style.

Monday, November 16, 2009

my new blog

Today I opened a new blog dedicated uniquely to my new art style, fuzzy realism.
Check it out:fuzzy realism - a new art style.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

still life with teapot, lemons and rosehips

just another attempt at the same teapot with rosehips and the lemons.This time is more than suggestion, some elements are drawn realisticaly.WaterColor pencils on drawing pad 9x12in.



and the wet version

bowl of apricots





this is fuzzy art and collage of my drawing "Bowl of Apricots" which I completed in June 2008.I did my own stylization without the aid of the program so I can control the amount of fuzziness.Next i will use colored pencils on white paper as this is also a crayola crayons piece on canvaskin pad 5x7in.

geranium pot WIP








right now I am making the stylization in Microsoft Picture it and render it in crayons on canvaskin in about 20 minutes. This is a wip of a drawing titled: geranium pot.

the fuzzy art style

Looking for new ways, a new technique, a new art style I came across this photo illusion obtained with Microsoft program, Picture it, called "Vegas". The illusion consists of fuzzy lines along contours, shapes, volumes of your objects in the drawing/picture.My first attempt was to imitate the digital effect in Crayola crayons after my drawing of Vermeer's Girl with the pearl earring.My only enhancement was the pearl earring. This is my fuzzy drawing from April 2009.





Today I just tried a still life with teapot, rosehips and lemons in the same style. This is also crayola crayons on canvaskin 9x12in.



What I like in this style is the fasteness of the drawing, the loose hand with which you apply the crayons, the guessing that is involved in receving this art.Also there is no limit to the fuzziness, you can be only suggestive or more conspicuous in your drawing.
I am planning to create at least about 10-15 drawings in this style in order to make an evaluation of its possibilities with other media.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

my first ACEOs
















I made an effort to draw these cards 2.5x3.5in. small in watercolor pencils.I wish I were more skilled for this delicate job.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Picasso again

I just finished reading the memoires of Fernande Olivier, in the English translation, Loving Picasso; a book first edition as Picasso et ses amis was published in France in 1933 and the translation into English known as Picasso and his friends appeared in 1964.The memoires document a period between 1905-1911 known as the Bateau Lavoir times, Picasso's first studio in Paris, also his blue and rose periods.There are depictions of daily life in Montmartre, the group of friends at the time, Apollinaire, Braque, Gertrude Stein, Max Jacob among others.Fernande Olivier, former model to famous artists and sculptors, writes a vivid journal of this entourage as well as of the struggles of young Picasso.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

watching the sunset



friends "watching the sunset" is my watercolor pencils entry for November challenge in Windows to the words blog.

Monday, November 9, 2009

teddybears calendar 2010



Again on Redbubble a colorful calendar 2010 showcasing my illustrations of teddybears.

Friday, November 6, 2009

teddy bears




I started working on watercolor pencils teddies for a calendar. Here are the first two.The support is Bristol board orange color.The size of each teddy is 4.5x6in.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

african masks



colored pencils on Canson Mi-teintes pad 8x11in.About 4 hours.After my picture taken in Cairo, in 2008, in Khan el Khalili bazaar.