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Dec 17, 2011

female portrait, pen drawing, sunday sketches

Petra I, 9 x 12


I really love doing these line drawing portraits with the varied hairstyles. I never really know how the pattern will turn out until I've already begun. I draw the "joints" of the hairstyle first and then develop the connecting lines as I go.

For this female portrait, I also added pieces of rice paper that I had painted with watercolor for her hair accent. I am joining Sophia's Sunday Sketches. The past few Sundays I have spent the day hiking in the foothills, so I'll be round to see what you've all been up to on Monday. Have a good Sunday!

17 comments:

Sophia said...

I love this portrait. So sophisticated. So beautiful. LOVE the touch of blue with the flower. :)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Very unique and expressive ~ love the lines and added color ~ thanks, namaste, Hope you had a good time hiking ~ Carol ^_^ (Share the Creative Journey) Happy SS ^_^

Christine said...

Lovely, this one makes me think of Nefertiti for some reason.

Tammie said...

the line drawing with a splash of color is awesome!

Catherine... said...

Beautiful drawing love the blue flower... :)

Jehanne's doodles said...

Oh I love her hair!

BlackPumpkin said...

Oh, WOW! Awesome! Happy holidays!

Helen said...

Love the simplicity of the drawing and the vibrant flower. Wonderful. Happy ss

Gwen said...

I very much like your theme of emphasising the beautiful hair... :)
lovely sketch.

xx

WrightStuff said...

This is gorgeous. My favourite piece of yours.

Heather said...

i love it. the simplicity of the line work and the spot color on the flower! really cool piece!

Victoria said...

Gorgeous work..she is dazzling! I love yrou style...beautiful!
Victoria
Happy SS!

Lenora said...

ever so bold! Love this!

aquariann said...

Uniquely pretty portrait! I adore the vibrant blue flower.

ZenDotStudio said...

I do love these women and their interesting hair! It reminds me of something from the past. I 'm not sure what though. Perhaps something art deco?

Hope you had a wonderful, peaceful and joyous holiday!

Tracy said...

I love the sensuality of all the lines, and not least the waves of the hair--this one is really lovely, Juana! Hoping you had a good Christmas break. Great to be back in blogland after two weeks away for Christmas in the USA, and catch up with you here now. Wishing you all the very best in 2012--PEACE, LOVE & JOY! ((HUGS))

Gallery Juana said...

Thank you everyone for your visits and comments.
Zen and Tracy, it's always lovely to hear from you.

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