Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Summoning

5" x 7" ink and watercolor 

This started with random marks on the page.
Then it appeared to me that a person was there.

So I called to him with my brush and paints.

And there he was.




29 comments:

  1. He is so pensive and sad. Such emotion. Makes me wonder if he is doing his Income taxes. ;-)

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    1. Yeah, I'd think so too if it weren't July. Maybe he's asked for an extension!

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  2. Hi, Dan, a good and creative approach. Doesn't he look like you? Take care. Best wishes, Sadami

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    1. Let's see, big ears, prominent nose, black hair, soft eyes. Nah.

      I enjoyed this approach and am inspired to see what more I can do with it. Thanks!

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  3. Interesting how real he looks but also abstract. I like him!

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    1. Thanks Cathy, that is kind of what I've been after lately a mix of real and abstract. I have, for some reason, even though I greatly admire so many representational artists (including you, by the way) lost patience with doing purely representational art - although I expect I'll do it every now and then. Whenever I make a proclamation like that, it turns out it is all I want to do - lol! Glad you like him!

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    1. Love that word, love! Thanks so much, Beth!

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  5. There he is, thanks to you Dan… well done.

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    1. Thanks, Captain. Call me the conjurer.

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  6. Wonderful! I love that he appeared randomly!

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    1. Isn't that something? I find I scribble and see things every time, anyway. And I'm partial to people so it is probably not a surprise.

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  7. Looks like he has a lot on his mind. It's a fun drawing'

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    1. Glad you like it! Yes, it does look like he has a lot on his mind - the scribbling adds to that I think.

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  8. Your underlying shading and coloring is EXCELLENT! This is so unique and wonderful... just like you.
    Thank you for sharing. I love it!

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  9. Love how the eyes draws you in, it has almost a haunted feeling to it and just want to know more about him.
    Those eyes could tell a story!
    Really cool and really well done! Glad to see you back at drawing and painting again.

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    1. I am so glad to be back. The drawing and painting never stopped, although it lessened because of the evil schedule - my arch enemy!.

      I'm glad you are intrigued by the eyes. They say a lot to me too.

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  10. Outstanding Dan! You really broke boundaries with this one. I love it.

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    1. Now that is a fine compliment! Thank you!!

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    1. Roger, so nice to see you here at my blog! Thank you!

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    2. Thank you! And you know fun and graphic, I know! So, how do I do this larger?

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  12. I love art like this...I guess it could be called "evolving art" because it "appears" to the artist. It's brilliant!

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    1. Thanks Celeste! I kinda though you would like more representational works - glad you think it's "brilliant"! Wow. I would love to do this sort of thing on a large canvas. This involved making the marks first in ink, and then watercolor wash. I am trying to see how I can use the scribblism (as the experts call it - lol) on canvas!

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