Sunday, November 22, 2009

Trois Crayons Drawing of Slim

Slim – Trois Crayons on prepared Canson paper –
half sheet, approx. 12” x 19” (30.5 x 48.3 cm)

Hello,

Drawing has become my only artistic outlet lately. I go to the local library, power up my laptop and draw from photos. This one of Slim uses the trios crayons technique taught in Robert Liberace’s class and I think it really works well with fur.

Over the next few weeks I am going to be absent from updating this blog as the craziness of my home situation has just grown. S and I will be moving soon, so I am busy preparing for that and the holiday season. When it rains it pours.

Liz

11 comments:

little augury said...

wow Liz- this is absolutely beautiful- let me know when you are taking commissions for portraits- canine that is. best of luck with the move-ugg. GT

Celeste Bergin said...

a very beautiful drawing!

Kerri Settle said...

Love this rendering. The crosshatching makes a great fur effect. Gorgeous cat, too!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

this is stunning, to use an overused word!
Sorry about all the drilling and pounding. Good luck with the move.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks GT! Once my move is finished and settled, I am considering taking commissions for other furry loved ones.

Celeste, Kerri, and Mary - Thanks for stopping by and sharing with me!

Isabel said...

This is wonderful. I love the detail and how you captured the essence...

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Isabel :)

Bonnie said...

Hi Liz,
Beautiful work. I do hope to take a Liberace class sometime. Susie sent me your link and I'm so glad she did. I'm with her in DAR and am also an Associate at the Workhouse. Follow my link to my blog and gallery. If you're interested in painting outside, do let me know!
Bonnie

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Welcome Bonnie, I am glad you stopped by and Yes I love painting outside, I am just not so sure about doing it in the winter ;-)

Jala Pfaff said...

Ooo, gorgeous!
I had to do a little of that Liberace style drawing while in art school. I love the effect, but found that I personally just don't have the patience for it. Bummer. But I can enjoy yours.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Jala :) Drawing Slim in this academic way is fun, but does take a long time and sometimes i have the patience for it, and other times I do not... It really depends on my mood.