Sunday, 11 January 2015

some more faces

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing some progress works. I didn't have time to finish any of the pieces I'm working on at the moment. First comes a drawing of an owl from a photo I've found on the PMP site. The Barn owl was photographed by Mike Gullick. I'm grateful for all the wonderful photos that great photographers share for artists to draw and paint!

The owl, sketched on a small moleskin journal.

The next few pieces are done on lose paper, all Bronzino portraits with additions
(One of the old Italian masters):

1. is a lady with sheep and birds photographed by Valerie Jael. She takes a lot of beautiful photos on her walks and I got permission to use some as reference for my drawings. Thank you once more Valerie! :-)

2. a Young Man, and I gave him a set of cow-horns.

Finally I'm showing a few photos of a portrait I'm working on. She seems to grow on me, the longer I work on her :-):

3. is Lucrezia di Cosimo with flowers added.

I really enjoy drawing and I would love to do something really big, a few square yards/meters!
Wishing everyone a wonderful sunday, don't get blown away by the storm! (For those affected by the weather)

Sharing this on Paint Party Friday


  1. Your drawings are absolutely wonderful, and I love the incorporation of the animals into them, just fantastic! Thanks for sharing them at Art Journal Journey, too! Valerie

  2. Herrliche Arbeiten und Dein DAmenprtrait verspricht ein Meisterstück zu werden!
    Danke dass Du uns nochmal zu Deinen schönen Arbeiten linkst!
    Schönen Sonntag wünsch ich Dir!

  3. Your drawings are so outstanding, your faces are from another time. I like them all but am especially attracted to your last one with her collar and flowers. And of course, I love the owl.

  4. these are absolutely gorgeous!
    i so enjoyed seeing each one!

  5. Your drawings are just awesome. You are very good at what you do. Thanks Ilona for the wishes on my walking. I appreciate it. Enjoy your day and I wish you the best.

  6. outstanding portraiture in progess, thanks for sharing!

  7. These are beautiful portraits! Just gorgeous!

  8. You are a master in drawing!!!! Most I love the portrait with Valeries birds! Really great!

  9. Ilona your artwork is stunning...just amazing how far you have come the last few years...A BIG WOW this is truly amazing work... the eyes are gorgeous...I love it all!! I agree with ULKAU!! Have a great rest of the week!

    Hugs Giggles

  10. Your work is absolutely gorgeous! Amazing - such lovely depth and detail! xo

  11. Fabulous sketches ~ great technique *and* mood!
    love them all!


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