Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Analog to Digital, 2 new drawings

I got the idea that there just might be a second life to my drawings. I started with my abstraction color pencil drawing of the San Antonio Central Library. I then pulled the finished "analog" drawing into Photoshop and applied a number of filters and layer blends I then drew in some pasta, and added a fork and Voila we have, Anticipation, the pasta bowl. If you look real close you will see parts of the original drawing in there. It was a lot of fun, and though I don't think that it is going to work with all "analog" drawing, I do think you will be seeing more of it from me.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

On the left Original DaVinci,
on the left my Homage to Da Vinci Princess

The other night we were watch a program on public TV. The subject was a newly discovered piece of art that they were try to figure out whether or not it was a Da Vinci. (I believe it is) I absolutely could not take my eyes off off her, she is so young and tentative. They think that she was a princess who married at 13, later died of complications of her first pregnancy. They mentioned that Leonardo was the only well known renaissance who was left handed, therefore they felt that the direction of the lines along the eyes,nose, and lips could only have been made by a left handed artist. That bothered me, is it just me or do most artist turn the page while they are drawing. I wondered how hard that would be and whether or not is would be awkward for a right handed artist. All and all I do believe that they were correct in placing this amongst Leonardo's works for all the other reasons stated, however the left handed only stroke seems to be a bit of a reach for me. Once I got started I had to try to add some aging effects that were in the original. That was harder than the angled stroke.

About this art:
color pencil and graphite
princess ascribed to Da Vinci
renaissance style