November 7, 2010

Facing Forward….in Incognito….Part 2

After sketching this out for a day, I decided it was “good enough”  (sometimes ya just gotta go for it).  So, I brought out my Faber Castel XS black pen for the outlining..  I like to define my edges, be clear on what my boundaries are.  I’ve also found that after outlining the image, the ink can stand up to my eraser as I erase the bulkier graphite lines.


Once all was outlined, it was time to play!!  Having already decided this wasn’t going to be a “realistic” drawing this really freed me up to try out some new doodle patterns.  I like the idea of using just black and white designs, but I was drawn to using just a “dash of color” on each person.   I think it gives them personality, LOL!!


I tried to make it even with the amount of color I used on each person.  I really, really wanted to use more color than you see here….but I refrained!


I’m a bit embarrassed to show this….the eyes on the yelllow-girl are totally not right!!  Have no idea if I can remedy them. 

As always, this drawing is telling me what to do next…..I just hope I can pull it off……stay tuned :D


JP said...

I like what you have done. The patterning and touch of color is very interesting. Seeing that I envisioned "black and white", I think that was a good idea!

xinme said...

I think this is awesome, and I love that you showed the process. It inspires me:)

Judy Hartman said...

Are you kidding - this is fantastic!!
I enjoyed seeing your process and love the detail you are bringing to the clothing! I'm going back to look at the rest of your artwork.
Love it!

Chel said...

Eden- I think it's amazing! If I could draw like this, I'd blow it up, frame it, and put it on the front lawn with glowing lights that said "LOOK WHAT I MADE!"

alisaz said...

I love how this turned out! It's so funky, I really enjoyed looking at progress pictures!

Janet said...

Another great piece of art from you! The touches of color are just right and add a little spice to the mix.

Missy said...

Very cool, I love all the patterns in black ink!

Dawn said...

i love it. what makes it YOU is the fantastic doodling patterns you use, and i love the restrained use of color. good job!

aimee said...

i am loving the evolution of this one!

Leah said...

I adore the patterns in the clothing! It's great to see the work in progress!

Serena said...

I love the blue ensemble!

Julia Christie said...

I think this turned out great! Love all the textures and details.

Hard to refrain from really doodling the heck out of a piece like this isn't it?


ArtfulLee Designed said...

Great drawing Eden. Love the patterns and colours.

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