Friday, 25 April 2008

Signs of wear and wisdom.







































Here’s a drawing I did a while back. I thought it fit in well with this week’s Illustration Friday theme “wrinkles”. Unfortunately, I never met this lovely looking woman, as I referenced the drawing from a photo in a book. I’m sure she would have had more than a few words of wisdom to pass on.
(Coloured pencil on Arches hot pressed - 19cm x 24cm)
Click on the image to enlarge.

24 comments:

Connie said...

Phenomenal drawing; fabulous technique. Quietly speaks of wisdom and dignity.

giggles said...

No doubt about that!! Well done!

studio lolo said...

absolutely fabulous. I would love to sit and see what she has to say. You shown her beauty perfectly.

Brine Blank said...

Exceptional colored pencil work.

Kstyles said...

Oh my goodness! This is AWESOME!!!

Matthew Smith said...

WOW! amazing technique. such patience...even in the hat. KUDOS!

Megan said...

Really fantastic and masterful!
And, might I say that, as a medical illustrator myself, I love your blog's logo up top :)

rbaird said...

OK... my jaw dropped!
It's fabulous!

cata said...

This is a master piece of art!
Bellissimo.
Cata

Rick said...

Beautiful rendering, refreshing beverage, what more could one want?

slatts said...

NICE!

thefridayfrog said...

she's stunning. and what a WHOPPING CPENCIL DRAFTSMAN YOU ARE, BIG BEER GUY! :OOO wow...

i'm still looking at it...

Rrramone said...

Amazing!

indigene said...

This is an amazing image! Superb...have I said awesome yet?
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

temz4 said...

Great, great work.
Amazing drawing technique!

marianne said...

Absolutely stunning!

merlinprincesse said...

What a beautiful lady!!! You've almost drawn her Soul! :)

Curious Art said...

A knockout of a drawing, & there's a fascinating ambiguity in her expression.

SLW said...

I can really see why you were drawn to her face!
Excellent job.

Anonymous said...

breathtaking work, so detailed and warm! outstanding!

a : )

Gigi Moore said...

Absolutely Beautiful portrait!

gigi :O)

Tony LaRocca said...

You have unbelievable talent.

Lori said...

I am blown away...this is a stunning piece. Seems as though your subject isn't the only one who has wisdom to share!

Curious Art said...

Hey, now it's my turn to give you a kick in the pants! Where have you been? Need more smatterings.