Monday, November 19, 2012

The Bad Girl

5" x 7" ink and watercolor on Fabriano Artistico rough paper

Well, this was going to be part of the "At First Glance" series that contains these two drawings, here and here.

But things got out of control.
Things grew kind of wild.

She is a Bad Girl.

And I have nothing more to say about it.

26 comments:

  1. lol I think she is a nice girl just waiting for her friend before they go to the beach :)

    Cute drawing Dan.

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    1. You are pretty darn close, Sue. Thanks!

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  2. The mind boggles, but you caught the expression well!

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    1. Thanks. Unboggle that mind - I used too few words, I think. She was a bad girl because I ultimately had to deviate from my series constraints. I'm blaming her, but it's my fault. That is all.

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  3. These 'At First Glance' drawings are great. So interesting. I have such problems with drawing people.
    And also, what an interesting style - I love it. Great pen work I feel & painted just right.
    Stew.
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    1. Well, this is not an "At First Glance" drawing. My initial intention was to do one, but I have definite constraints in the series, a certain style of drawing, a sketchy line drawing, a white field. I found out the hard way while drawing her that you have to have a full body photo to do this. Her feet had been concealed by a table. This meant that I had to scour the web for feet in the right position. But the drawing went awry. So I decided to just go with it and go really sketchy and add a background. Then blame her for my transgressions - and call her a bad girl because she made me deviate from my initial design. Poor thing, it's not her fault.

      You, by the way, have done a great job concealing your "problems" drawing people. The Bob Dylan drawing, for example is nothing less than amazing. Thanks, Stew!

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  4. Whoever she is, and whatever, the sketch is really good !!

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  5. Hum... a bad girl? and Dan has nothing to say? How can this be? She looks like a 'sad' girl to me, left standing at the wall while everyone else at the party dances... what do they call them... oh yes 'wall flowers'... so demoralizing to be the only one without a partner in the dance... that's all I have to say about your girl.

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    1. There is definitely an air of sadness about her. Poor thing - I was too hard on her.

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  6. I think she's waiting to get into the ladies room, but I don't know why she's without shoes. I love the pen work here and her stance--leaning against the wall--is perfect.

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    1. Bingo! You win the prize - that is exactly what she was doing! And, believe it or not, she is wearing shoes - sandals.

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  7. Maybe she is a "sad" girl. You without a comment--really now! Terrific technique.

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    1. No question she is a sad girl. Thank you.

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  8. I like the suspense you've created with this simple blog post. You usually have very wordy posts and I almost always need to bookmark and come back to finish reading. Juggling my caring for kids time (nap right now) affords me 60 seconds per blog post visit, I know because I've timed it LOL. Now I can walk away wondering what she did that was so bad...that bad bad girl.

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    1. I am very complimented that you bookmark my posts and come back to read. :) Thank you! If you want to know what she did that was so very bad, go to my comment to Stew.

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  9. :) very good series, and yes it tells the story very well too this drawing

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    1. Well, it is not part of the series, though it was my original intention. I am glad it tells a story. Thanks!

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  10. You little devil! Just read your last post as well (my computer's been broken)...First you're in trouble with Security and now your keeping 'bad' company. Great stuff, Dan, you get lots into your work which slowly appears as you view the work. But you leave the hook in after we take the bait ... we have to follow to see what happens next!

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    1. Wow, it that isn't one of my best comments ever - thanks! After 50 plus years, I've finally learned to be bad!

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  11. oh heck, I used to live in Florida...she doesn't look near as "bad" as most! Seriously, I've seen bad, she's almost wholesome in comparison...hahaha! Hallie doesn't know that shoelessness is commonplace where you are. I tried it when I lived there but pretty much got cured of it as I kept stepping on lizards.
    It's a dynamite drawing..don't let so much time go between posts...I love these new wonderful drawings!

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    1. Well, she is pretty wholesome, you are totally right. I called her bad because I didn't draw her the way I wanted to (see Stew's comment). She is wearing sandals, actually - flats - or that was the intention. I cannot walk barefoot - no way - pebbles. The lizards are too fast for me!

      Celeste - thanks for telling me to post more frequently, I'd actually like to. But there will have to be less words, as in this post.

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  12. I can't believe you posted with so few words! Having nothing to say about this bad girl will not fly with me....I want the whole story. Love the drawing, what, in your opinion, is wrong with it. I see nothing "wrong."

    Joan

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    1. Now, now, gossip does not become you, Joan. ;) For the full story, go to my comment to Stew. It also tells what went wrong. The final product is fine, it just isn't what I was going for initially. But that's okay - I had fun with it anyway!

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  13. Hi Dan,
    Just want to sing: "bad girl, bad girl, whatcha gonna do?" Its fun to see what a title of a drawing or painting suggests. In this case it made me wonder what you meant by bad. I like the gesture and the character of your drawing!

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    1. Sing, baby sing! The explanation of "bad" is in my comment to Stew. Thanks for liking the drawing!

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