Not John Bavaro 2011.02.12 f

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    Pen on paper/moleskine notebook.
    Freehand from a photo.
    5.5 X 7 inches.
    <=30 minutes.

    Today I attempted to draw John Bavaro, an artist whose work I like a great deal. (Please check John's work here:

    For most of the week contour line drawings were flowing out of me and I had some great photos of John so I just thought la di da I would make a couple nice contour drawings but that's not how it went. As I kept rejecting pages, I started drawing over them with thicker markers so there are pieces of drawings floating in the middle of other drawings and bleeding back onto other pages and that might be the most interesting thing that happened.

    Can't say there's any resemblance to John in any of these but it was time to stop for the night- perhaps another time.

    We're having a Portrait Party on flickr - more than 200 artists drawing each other! Please visit the Portrait Party at:

    newlune, jane sherwood, susannedt, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. susannedt 49 months ago | reply

      I like the three eyes

    2. Arturo Espinosa 49 months ago | reply

      Good idea this superposition.

    3. SallyAnn 09 49 months ago | reply

      Fun and wonderful sketches Julia'n

    4. littleoutrageous 49 months ago | reply

      Love the expression and the handsomeness. Handsomeness is sometimes very important. :)

    5. Gringovitch 49 months ago | reply

      Love this series Julia. Not John Bavaro is a masterful title. Pretty terrific drawing my friend.

    6. bavaroland 49 months ago | reply

      Somehow I missed all of these....but I love them. Thanks so much.

    7. tilley200 13 months ago | reply

      As a collection, these sketches of John are GREAT! So much variety--it's a theme and variations on John!

    8. Julia L. Kay 13 months ago | reply

      Thank you all, my friends.

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