Thursday, May 7, 2009

Drawing Completed (For better or worse!)

Millboro Post Office / General Store
By: Lori Talbert
I have completed the drawing I have been working on for so long now. I must say it was the most difficult project I have ever tackled. I thought the portrait of my husband and son was hard but this one really took the cake!

I was definitely out of my comfort zone! The foliage was extremely difficult for me and I spent a lot of time practicing it and finally decided just to go ahead and do it. The perspective did not bother me that much as I have taken a class on this in the past that was pretty involved. I don't remember all of the class but I do remember how to find the vanishing point to get the building angles correct. Even so I realized at one point my perspective was off and had to go back and correct it. This drawing is on the verge of being overworked and may possibly be considered overworked but I was determined to finish what I started.
It definitely tested my abilities and was a learning experience and I know the next project of this type will be easier and better for the effort.
The reference pic can be found in an older post from April if you want to look at it. This is 8x10 graphite on bristol board.
There is another juried art show sponsored by the Randolph Arts Guild coming up in June. The deadline for submissions is May 29th. For an entry fee of $25.00 each artist can submit up to three works for consideration. My plans are to enter this show. All three works can be selected, two works, 1 work or no work and you just lose your entry fee. I figure nothing ventured, nothing gained. The works must have been completed in the last two years. I hope to enter the double portrait of my husband and son entitled "A Good Time" and the drawing entitled "Ready To Work." Both can be found in older posts if you care to look or in the slideshow in the upper right corner of my blog. All work will be matted and framed.
Do you think I should also enter this work as my third submission? Would it be worth my while to do so? Please comment and let me know what you think. (Your family always tell you everything looks terrific).
Thanks guys!


Laure Ferlita said...

BRAVO!! I think it's terrific that you stuck to it and finished this piece! I also think you've done an outstanding job on the piece. Love all the textures you achieved on your point of interest (building) while leaving out a lot of the detail around it.

Absolutely positively you should enter this as your third piece!

Dors said...

Hi Lori
This was well worth persevering to complete.
Lovely job. Great shading and nice tones.

Well done.

twincedar said...

Thank you guys! Dors I appreciate it, you do buildings so well!

Artist Unplugged said...

Good for you. I would definitely enter this as your third work. I don't think it is overworked....I am guilty of doing that myself. It just is in the style it is in, could be done in a variety of ways I suppose. Put it in! Good luck and good work! Have a great weekend and Mother's day!

Jade Erin Scarlett said...

Great job! the perspective is spot on and the range of values is amazing. Many congrats on finishing such a beautiful piece.


Jenna White said...

I agree, enter all three! :)

Jan said...

Definitely enter this one. I think it's great and may be one of your best pieces to date!

twincedar said...

Thanks everyone! This is the hardest piece I have tackled. But all work builds skill.

simoart said...

Beautiful drawing and outstanding piece. I am glad you finsih this piece.

Pencil Sanity said...

Hi Lori, Thank you for visiting my blog. Your work is wonderful and you've accomplished much detail in this drawing.