February 21, 2011

Faces


Karin Jurick and her "100 Faces BUST-ED" project are huge inspiration source for me. Her work gave me the courage to draw and paint my first faces at the times of "Different Strokes". And she inspires me two years later.
I was cherishing an idea of portraits for several months, started today and would report about the results here.

My uncle's huge photo-journalist archive provides a lot of faces material. And there is no fear that the models will recognize themselves, at least for the nearest projects)).
 
I did this piece on craft paper with oil pastels in 3 hours from photo reference. Tell me what you think about it.

Did not draw anything in 2 weeks (business got all the time) and it felt so wrong. Please do not think that I forgot your talented blogs, I will be back soon. I promise.

18 comments:

  1. Der Irina,
    Good work! Particularly, eyes and color use are very impressive. Just relax and have fun in drawing and painting. Results will follow "you", NOT you will follow results:).
    Best wishes, Sadami

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  2. I agree with Sadami - color use and the eyes and expression you've captured are very good :) Don't beat yourself up when you can't draw or paint - just doodle when you can so you can feel yourself creating :)

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  3. Yes! Your talent is in the figure/portrait area. Among other talents. But, I am excited at this. Keep at this.

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  4. I think this person would like to have this painting of herself. It is very nice. I like the shadows on the face.

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  5. Congratulations Irina, to me this portrait is absolutely well painted, particularly the colors are really impressive. I like it! Ciao.

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  6. Very expressive Irina, I like it a lot! and the textures you achieved with those oil pastels add so much interest to the portrait, really good start IMO :)

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  7. It's pretty good Irinna.
    The work was spectacular with the colors, very good.
    I miss you, hope that everything is fine.
    A hug

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  8. Nice work, beautiful portrait.you are very good!
    I can not find the courage to try with portraits!

    Congrats Irina!!

    Ciao,a hug!

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  9. Hi, I like the feel of this portrait. The blues around the eyes and the greens around the nose give the impression of a more creative approach to portraits. Which is a good, good thing.

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  10. A different cup of tea from you and it tastes really good!..

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  11. Очень нравятся твои портреты. Очень.

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  12. Dear Irina. I think that making portraits is one of the most difficult things to do, but you did a really good job, ...I love those "heavy" eyelids and the overall expression of the face , and the shadows you used to sculpt the face are just great! Big hug.

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  13. This is wonderful. You are so talented.

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  14. Hi Irina! As they say around here, "you done real good, girl"! The eyes are what mess me up when doing a "portrait". People say that the eyes are the windows to your soul. Sorry that you have to work so long and so much. I suppose it's better than not having a job?

    Keep up the good work.

    Ken B.

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  15. Good for you, I am not this brave.
    Paint on.

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  16. A wonderful portrait, Irina, congratulations!

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