Friday, 10 May 2013

Playing again with Faces, Birds and Paper-rolls

After some stressful weeks, a few days of easiness and playing with my art supplies give me new energy for the written exam coming next week.

So here is my collection of faces I have worked on:

This is painted after a photograph. To depict her pale skin, with little shadow in the face, was quite difficult. Unfortunately the camera does not capture the pale colouring very well.




In the second photograph I had added some warmer shades (yellow) hue, but it is not really visible. I'll work a little more on this portrait, before it's finished!


And the other portrait is another face in my little square sketchbook.


Now to the birds :-)

I havetold you about the international art collaboration last week, and for this I have started to train my 
skills in drawing from nature and drawing birds.
The girl was started some time ago. As the sun has been out a lot more this week, I have been sitting outside in my garden, drawing our little apple-tree behind the girl.


And on a paper-roll I started drawing some exotic birds. Originally thinking of cutting them out, but they make a nice decoration all painted in their colourful feather-dresses.





Below you see it all at a glance :-)



And a Jambufruitdove on my new smooth drawing paper WIP


And one extra for Paper Saturday, inspired by Manon's post today:


A collaged match-box (WIP)


Art is really giving me so much, because I can relax and enjoy myself. It is kind of meditating. (I read that somewhere, and for me it is true!)

Thank you for visiting and commenting. I appreciate your feedback more than I can say. It has kept me going during a hard time of studying language and teaching. 
Have a wonderful weekend!

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29 comments:

  1. Tolle Arbeit! Mir gefallen die Gesichter und die Vöglein! LG, Valerie

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  2. Wonderful portraits Ilona and your little bird paintings are beautiful. Good Luck in your exam:) Happy PPF

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  3. Wow so impressive Ilona!! The pale face girl is amazing and her teeth,you got the gums perfect.. so well done...all beautiful work...glad you're back this week! All the best on your exams!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  4. lovely selection of paintings. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. It's wonderful to see the variety in your artwork. I love those birds on a paper-roll!

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  6. I liked the smiling girl a lot...and especially her eyes! The jambudove looks so cute...beautifully captured expressions!

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  7. very nice work! happy ppf!

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  8. Marvelous portraits, the girl with the apple tree is quite charming. Happy PPF

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  9. I love the first portrait -- very complex and compelling -- it will be interesting to see what you add to it. I like that it's not a glamor girl, but a real person. I think you've done a good job with the mouth -- the teeth an gums are the "right" shades. The rest of the work is lovely, too. I am always impressed with your work.

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  10. I think your bird painting is fabulous, and to do it on small rolls of card even more amazing! Thank you so much for your comments at my little space, Happy PPF :)

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  11. There is something very fragile and sensitive in your style, sense of history, a story, it makes your drawings and paintings very compelling. Good work with open mouth and teeth, the second portrait is very expressive with fabulous texture and the bird are lovely! <3

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  12. great art..I find it hard to paint and draw teeth..happy ppf

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  13. What a lot of different arty things. Happy PPF.

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  14. I find that creating and painting calms my brain... it is the only way i wind down... and I have no clue how people cope without it do you.... love your work this week... so glad you are getting so much done...xx

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  15. The portraits are beautiful, and I find it also difficult to capture paintings with a camera. The girl with the tree is my favorite, looks peaceful but a bit sad, or nostalgic.
    Happy PPF!

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  16. Ilona really beautiful pieces. Love the bird emerging beautifully. The portraits are expressive!

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  17. Love the variety of styles. The first portrait is fab, very soft. Good luck with your exam.

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  18. lovely work! I particularly like the third face, I like the subtlety of the light on her face.

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  19. Your portraits are wonderful - I admit I am partial to texture which draws me a bit more to the 2nd face. That bird filled paper roll is just gorgeous. HPPF

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  20. Wow..soo very beautiful..your faces are wonderful..the first portrait is magnificent..the fleshtones and skin are awesome..very realistic...gentle and delicate and wonderful light..the teeth and lips fabulous too!
    I love the girl near the tree...something so special about her..and she feels from another time..
    Your bird is exquisite and colorful and gorgeous!
    So lovely visiting you and your magical art!
    Victoria

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  21. Fab art work!!I am glad you keep them rolls coming and you know what I may have another go with them because I found some more interesting stuff you can do with them. Big hug for you my friend and I am so happy you have come to show your gorgeous art again. Happy Paper Saturdays!!!
    ManonX

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  22. OMG so viele schöne Dinge zu bestaunen hier...besonders liebe ich Dein Girl im Sketchbook...ich liebe es, wenn der Hintergrund so viel Textur hat und das durch die Haut durchscheint :)...die farbenfrohen Vögel sind ja auch klasse aber am besten gefallen mir die Cut-outs...das muss ich unbedingt auch mal ausprobieren ;) ♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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  23. HPPF. Love your rolls of paper art work. Lots of variety here. Portraits are hard to do and yours are great.

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  24. Fabulous portrait! Love the smile on the first one. :)

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  25. Art is definitely meditative for me. It also feeds my soul, just making me feel complete...

    Love all the new work!

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  26. Amazing things all in one post! Dxx

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  27. Lots of beautiful artwork!

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  28. Very pretty portraits Ilona. I particularly like the little feathered friends you painted, very sweet and that first portrait is stunning,you rendered it beautifully!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Annabelle O,O

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