Friday, November 13, 2009

EDM Challenge #118 Draw some hair


This actually needs some touching up, so I may replace the image
after I've done that. But I want to post it today because I might
wind up putting it off way too long and I'm trying to stay active.
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Also, I used a line from a song I have already used, which I hadn't
planned on doing. But I thought of another image I want to use for
the song I first thought of, and so I chose to use this one. I'll do the
other one later.
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The lyrics are from "Tangled up in Blue"

38 comments:

~jolene said...

OhMyBuddha! You may recall,my friend, this is my all time favorite Dylan song! I flipped out when I saw this AMAZING piece of art!!!

Ellen said...

I may have said this before but I think I could do a whole book on just that song. It is chock full of things to draw or paint.

Thank you so much for your kind words, jolene! And I agree, it IS a good song!

Gary said...

Great imagery and drawing. It has a real "end of the century" look to it - one of my favorite styles.

kazumiwannabe said...

I love this, it's so beautiful! Love the colors, love the style (looks a bit like Mucha!)and the cool composition - awesome!

Christie said...

Tres nuevo! This is lovely -- the pose -- the colors, all just right!

Ellen said...

Good eye! I actually have been reading a bit about Alphonse Mucha lately. This has the tiniest bit of him in it. It would have more, but I'm not that good yet. His stuff, although most of it was commercial was wonderful and I look forward to the day I can do something like he did. I could copy his stuff pretty easily, but to actually do my own with his flair and style would be pretty hard. Plus my book is so teeny. :o)
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Thanks Gary!

Ellen said...

LOL! While I was responding to Gary's comment, Kazumi came on and mentioned Mucha! haha! Yes, that's who is influencing me lately. Not on everything, but man, he wa good.
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Thank you kazumi and Christie! I appreciate it!

Shirley said...

Lovely drawing - and beautiful muted colors.

raena said...

Hate to admit it, but I had to go look up Alphonse Mucha. I think you've managed to capture quite a bit of his style here! It is wonderfully done!

Ellen said...

Thank you Shirley and Raena!
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Raena, it was fun trying do work with a tinge of his style. I know I'll do more one day.

trish roque said...

I always learning something reading other EDMer's blog posts! I never knew that artist's name - Alphonse Mucha. I've seen his work here and there and always thought, who is that artist? Now I know! I love your piece - and what a great interpretation of the challenge!

Ellen said...

Thank you Trish. It was great fun...including the two drawings I failed at. Learned from them though.

Dan Kent said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning! I love this. Love the depiction, the colors, the style, the words.

Phyllis said...

I DITTO DAN :)

Martine said...

Gorgeous ! I loved Mucha so much when I was a teenager (and I still do)! I firss thought it was one of his ! Waow! You really did something great. The colours and the softness of her face, everything is delicate and romantic!

Ellen said...

Dan, Phyllis and Martine thank you so much. Your words mean so much. The encouragement and support we all need is so abundant in this group. We are lucky to be among so many supportive and talented people, aren't we?
Everyone, thank you again.

Alex said...

I must say I absolutely adore the result! The nice flow of her hair, and the pattern on her dress... so much details that requires high level of patience and attention ^^
Colors are lovely too, I've always liked earthy colors, and expression is stunning!

Ellen said...

Alex, thank you so much. I'm so glad you like it. I am also drawn to warmer, earthier colors. This one was so much fun to do...took a while, and it wasn't always easy but it was fun.

Aurileide Alves said...

Wonderful! It reminds me of Muncha´s hair. Great retro style.

Margaret Ann said...

This is my most "fave" of yours...thus far... I am sure there is more to drool over in the future! :) I have just been introduced to Mucha recently too...His art is amazing! :)

Ramona Davidson said...

WOW!! Gorgeous Beautiful artwork. I love it.

Ellen said...

Thank you so much Aurileide, Margaret and Ramona. It's so nice to hear that you enjoyed it!

Ann said...

What they said! This is beautiful! I am also drawn to the colors in this and the composition sings!

Megha Chhatbar said...

Her expressions are so beautiful or i must say she is herself so beautiful...Superb composition and the subject!:)

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freebird said...

This is a really pretty piece. I love how you got the patterns into the folds of her shawl. You did a terrific job on her pose. She comes across wistful and real. Very nice.

BMoon said...

This is brilliant, so Mucha! Your blog is gorgeous, thx for visiting my blog....cuz now I know about yours!
Blessings...
Joanie

raena said...

You haven't been around long, but already I am inspired by your posts. I've left you an award over on my blog!

Pattie Wall said...

Oooo...oooo.oooo! Wow! Love this one! I love the hair, I love the face in thought, I love the shawl design...her pose, goes perfect with those lyrics. Awesome!

Ellen said...

Tahnk you Pattie! I'm so happy you likr it. It was fun to do.

Ellen said...

I MEANT "Thank you Pattie! I'm so happy you like it. It was fun to do." Sheesh!!

Tinker said...

This is beautiful! I really like your sense of humor and also how you incorporate/interpret music lyrics into your artwork. What fun ideas!

Ellen said...

Wow! Thank you so much Tinker! The music part gives it an extra fun thing to play with, that's for sure. Thank you for your kind comment!

Johanna said...

This is absolutely beautiful! One of my favourite artists is Alphonse Mucha, this is very much like his style, with your own personal twist. Lovely!

Ellen said...

I love Mucha's work as well and he came to mind as soon as I read the hair challenge. I did intentionally try to capture his style but more subtly...didn't want to "copy" him really, just learn from him.

Thank you so much for your comment and for noticing the Mucha style!

BellaKarma said...

I L.O.V.E. this drawing! The perfect image to go with my favorite Dylan song!

Ellen said...

Thank you Jill. The trouble with that song is that I keep coming up with other things I want to do for it. There are hundreds of other songs, but the imagery is so rich in that song that I keep getting called from my brain to do another picture! :o)

Minerva said...

I am just discovering your blog and admiring the lovely collection of drawings you have! Although I am reading that you were inspired by Mucha, this lady also reminds me Waterhouse.

Ellen said...

Well, I thank you. I am humbled. I see what you mean but his paintings have such depth and richness! Mine are flatter and no where near as full, but then I could aspire to reach him someday. I don't think I have that many years left! HA! Thanks Minerva!