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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Human beings and how they spend their time, The Reader, Rob Kulas

As she read her book I tried to sketch her in my Moleskine. 
Because I do a lot of landscapes I tend to see everything through the eyes of a landscape painter. 
Her curly hair was fun and I imagined drawing trees, and bushes. 
Her oversized hoodie reminded me of of hills, valleys and other topography. 
I don't know if my sketch does her justice, but it was really enjoyable to do.


The Reader
9B Graphite Pencil in Moleskine Sketchbook
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15 comments:

  1. Your interesting description about seeing trees, hills and valleys gave me a lot to think about, and I shall try this some time. I always find hair difficult, particularly curly hair. Your drawing, as always is marvellous, and I love the dense, cross-hatched background.

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  2. This is really alive this picture of this lady. Great!



    Carol Ann

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  3. You know what impresses me? How well you got her glasses on right! The whole thing sings! I bet it looks just like her too. Is she someone you know personally?

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  4. Rob, this is super! Great shading on her hair and face. Doing a person is really not much different than doing a landscape, you're right. It is just arranged a bit differently.

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  5. This is beautiful, Rob, and I love your narration for how you translated your experience with landscapes to this portrait...

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  6. This is so beautiful, love your works!

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  7. It's all about shapes and values, right? You did a terrific job. I see the similarities. I bet it looks just like her.

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