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Mar 20, 2011

Lucha Libre, Medusa and Sunday Sketches

medusa study 1
I'm working on a new collage series.   I drew the same face everyday for about a week.  The first days were very abstract.  With each day, the face became less abstract.  I started this series after I had finished the canvases for my recent exhibition.  My creativity was pretty much spent, so I think that is why my portraits were abstract and geometric.  My mind and hand were not ready to move on yet.

I completed the drawing at left on the second day.  It reminds me of the Lucha Libre masks worn by Mexican wrestlers.

Below was the last drawing and I felt I had a better idea of what I want to do with this series.  These portraits will be part of a new collage series.

medusa study
medusa study

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16 comments:

EVA said...

Medusa study...... very intriguing! Hope we won't turn to stone looking at the final version!

Wonderful sketches, Juana!

Heather said...

Beautiful sketch. Love how you did the line work on the last one. The geometric face is cool too. have a great sunday

Deanna said...

You know you're right, the top one does resemble the masks they wear. :) Cool idea of drawing them as a collage.

Catherine... said...

Love the geometric face... great work..

WrightStuff said...

Great piece of work. All those studies obviously paid off.

Christine said...

gosh this is an interesting process. Love the end product.

Melisa said...

Interesting! I've never tried drawing the same subject repeatedly, other than sketching my dogs. I'll be watching for the collage.

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

excellent line work - very medusa - cold and icy
cheers, dana

Marlene said...

I love them, interesting study. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Poetic Artist said...

Always enjoy your creativity..
Very interesting.
I hope you and your family are doing well.
Katelen

Lenora said...

Love the last one - what an interesting process!

Jehanne said...

Wow, these are intriguing. I hope you will be posting the final collages.

Tracy said...

The Medusa is WONDERFUL, Juana...I like all the sharp angles and almost geometry-like way you're dealing with the anatomy of a face. Very impressive and fun! :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Kristin Dudish said...

How very cool. I love the contrast of the cross-hatched face with the lines of the hair... it would be very interesting to see the entire series together.

xo
Kristin

Hannah Sommerville said...

Wow, really interesting work. I look forward to seeing more.

Reflections said...

Wonderful work, interesting to see the progress.

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