Draw Before Bed 2011.11.1

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    Water-soluable crayons on paper
    11.5 X 8.5 inches
    From mirror/observation but without my glasses
    Left and right hands together & alternating
    <=15 minutes

    The stars are out and overhead bulbs light the studio. In less of a rush than this morning, but time is still limited.

    Counting drawings for November with the naNoDrawMo Group: #4.

    newlune, Sue Hodnett, Arturo Espinosa, and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. luli ~~ 30 months ago | reply

      love the ambidextrous take! also love the result. it is delicate and vulnerable but drawn together by strong lines. makes it quite psychological. one of my favourites of you.

    2. SallyAnn 09 30 months ago | reply

      The variety of your talents is awesome!!

    3. mariah... 30 months ago | reply

      i agree with lucy- blahdy great- i don't know how you pull it off under those conditions.

    4. Julia L. Kay 30 months ago | reply

      Thanks everyone.
      In truth, I think I often do my best work in conditions like those. But if I work like that all the time then I get "too good" and have to find some other condition. The tricks are to set myself up so I can't easily draw it the way I think it 'should' be drawn and then I have the opportunity to discover something else.

      Also, I should say I see pretty well without my glasses. It's not comfortable but I could drive, for instance. So I can see the main lights and darks and volumes - what I can't see are the distracting details.

    5. patricio villarroel bórquez 30 months ago | reply

      beautiful work julia, you remind me to paint something on 111111 at 11:11 ;)))

    6. Julia L. Kay 30 months ago | reply

      Tx pvb, sue.
      I was so excited about 11/1/11 -I jumped ahead to 11/11/11.. Tx for pointing it out, I'm fixing the dates on these 4 pieces now...

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