Sep 10, 2008

Sing, Oh Muse!

Recognize those words? From The Odyssey as well as "O Brother Where Art Thou," someone's Muse is definitely giving some shoutouts around Athens... how appropriate.

Hello everyone!

I am evidently going on a personal odyssey of My own. Line drawings have called to me recently, as they always have, always do and always will. I have gone back to a blast from the past journal I have (literally, I have hundreds of these line drawings. T says thousands, but I think that's an exaggeration.) and am moving forward again on it.

While these two images may seem like a dearth of materials here, they are undergoing transformations as you read these words. Sorry, about MercuryGirl's lips. They look more whited out than silver, tsk.

On MY wish list is a Panasonic digital. But I digress.

DogGirl's face is rendered by using a favourite technique I learned from one of my favorite contemporary artists, Duncan Regehr. In his book "Dragon's Eye" he discusses -- very briefly -- learning to use one line for a single drawing. Yep. You put the pen or pencil or whathaveyou down and you do not pick it up until done.

I have lots of these drawings and it does take a bit of work but it's fun -- and it can be beautiful, weird, extreme, sedate. It's up to you and how far you are willing to take that one unbroken line and yourself.

The next time you see these girls, they will have undergone The EyeCandy Treatment. Let's just hope I haven't undergone theirs. With a name like DogGirl, I'm not quite sure I would be happy.

On a more colourful note, I heard from Teesha Moore, and evidently, I will indeed be goin' to ArtFest '09!


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cynhammond said...

Excuse me, but send, Nay, bring that green glass thingie to me. What?! Not here with it yet? I am waiting.
Not much longer before I come after it myself. Ha! That would stun you for sure.

Velvet Ginger said...

I am happy that you are going to art fest. poor Doggirl needs a different name. the design on her dress is called "alchemy".

Candace said...

Thanks, VG. I am really so excited, it's like a kid waiting on Santa again.

I do love that design. "Alchemy." Wow. Perfect as art really does change us, doesn't it?

femminismo said...

Art Fest! Lucky, lucky. Can't wait to see what you do. I love "Dog Girl." Made me chuckle. Think it was the smile/grin on the dog's face that did it. I haven't forgotten Javablu but I've been so busy. Jeanne

Candace said...

Jeanne, no problem at all re: Javablu. Seriously, it's for fun more than anything else and a tip of the hat, as well.
Yeah, that dog is something! He's showing up again soon.
Take care!

michelle said...

ohhhh, I love this idea for drawing. what a great thing to do with kids too! yours is beautiful!

JuliaRose said...

Hi CAndace,
Thank you so much for your visit, I have added you to my fav sites now..see my blog for your award...xx

Candace said...

Oh Juliarose, thank you so much. I will get to this later in the -- hey wait it is later in the week, isn't it? Sunday I guess... LOL. For now, it's Hi Ho Hi Ho it's off to work I go.

Have a great weekend, everyone.