11/5/10

IF - Afterwards


"The world breaks everyone, and afterward many are strong at the broken places."- A Farewell To Arms, E. Hemingway 

Inspired by another fab prompt from IllustrationFriday.com today, Afterwards. The Hemingway quote came to mind first & then I remembered this evocative photo from meowmeowstock on DeviantArt. I've been wanting to do something with it for a while.

This drawing is on a 8" sq. piece of patterned paper. The paper is printed with gold reflective ink which shows up black in this scan. Here is a photo as well - the image didn't come out but you can get an idea of the gold. (I'll try to take a better photo outside this weekend, but those metallics are a tricky business.)

 
I started with Derwent metallic pencils, then added some watercolor & Chinese white pencil (also Derwnts) plus a touch of Pigma Micron & Pitt Pens.

If you're feeling inspired, you have a week to create your own Afterwards. Be sure to upload it to I.F. & if you have a few minutes check out what fun pieces others have submitted.

A couple of notes before I go:

Have you answered Seth Apter's Call To Artists yet? He has a new book deal based on his blog series, The Artists Pulse. He is seeking wonderful art & thoughts to include in this new publication. Click Here for more info

Do you like random drawings? I'm holding a new giveaway for a framed print of my piece "Secrets".  To enter just leave a comment on my blog before 1 a.m. (EST) on 11/18. Please leave an email if it is not in your profile. Drawing is open worldwide with free shipping to winner. Click Here to see the prize

7 comments:

  1. Your drawing is beautiful! She is full of emotion. I love it.

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  2. A superb piece of art that catches the mood of the quote really well.

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  3. WOW, stunning! Your ability to show emotion in your ladies is amazing!

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  4. Great work! you captured a lovely mood.
    I'm not even attempting this topic, I'm coming up blank, lol!

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  5. I love the pairing of your drawing and the patterned paper! The quote is goes perfectly too!

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  6. Hey Stacey, how are you?
    What a gorgeous piece, I love the gold reflections!
    Very nice work!
    Greetings from Portugal,

    F.

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  7. Beautiful girl. I like the way the metallic changes the mood on the piece.

    EWian

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