Friday, December 02, 2005

Blue

beaux_arts
Chalk pastels on sandpaper pastel paper.


Blue, too...
blake_blue
A page from my sketchbook which was (unusually) done in blue and white on gray paper.

19 comments:

Ginger*:)* said...

Kind of spooky, very blue and also extremely captivating. Is this a book cover? I like the subtle shading, the composition and the convergence of the sun, moon and earth. We could hold another contest, just to have a story written about this image. Wow!

Caroline said...

The one blue eye has it!

A very spooky picture indeed - I love it!

Rick Lovell said...

Ginger,

Yeah, it's a bit strange. It was done as an invitation and program for the BeauxArts Ball, which is the primary fundraiser for my school, and the theme always has something to do with Mardi Gras. Also, there was an exhibition of Magritte works at the High Museum at the time the Ball was being held, so this is an homage to him, with a hint of a Mardi Gras mask thrown in.

Anonymous said...

Spooky and intriguing ... the pastel works well with the grip of what your surface sounds like! Great reflective colours! I like the mask ... but think I would say "no" to a dance at the Ball (his suit looks empty ... but is it??? :)

Toni said...

Interesting! great pastel work

love those blue to purple colors

carla said...

Yes...I was going to say that this was very Magritte-like, and with your explanation I can see how perfect this was for the project. The blue figure is very beautifully shaped; I especially like how you created the light.

Anonymous said...

Your blue figure suits its colouring well!

hartini said...

All I can say is WOW!!!

I looked at your other work and they just blow me away! I wonder how much time you spend on each piece. U must have lots of patience.. :) and talent :)

ValGalArt said...

i love them both!

Caroline said...

The body for the suit has appeared - fabulous.

(And Mr Nit-Picker I know its a reindeer but who has ever heard of a blue one?)

kg said...

am amazed at how even your chalk pastel work has that flawless smoothness that i have come to associate with your work since i started visiting your blog.

re: your 'free' and 'small' illos: you have a such a strong command of different media - i'm impressed with your ability to make digital look traditional and vice-versa. so much so that when i check out your illos, one of the first things i do is skim through the comments to find out and be surprised at how you've rendered that week's work.

Cecilia's Art said...

hi! very nice workings!, i like them a lot!, especially the one about the man in blue.
take care , muaa!!

LudaChristian said...

your work is amazing!

Alina Chau said...

GREAT drawing! V expressive

Jaimie said...

whoa. I really love the floating glowing sphere with mask. This is a very unusual and beautiful composition

Jeope said...

I'm thinking like Ginger. The first illustration seems to really lend itself to layout. Almost like a contract job for a book or magazine cover. Very very nice, Rick.

Queen Tut said...

Just to lovely! Both the images are mesmerising!

Kim Carney said...

Stunning.

. said...

That first one is completely captivating. I love it to pieces.

The drawing of the man is very well done. How did you learn to draw the human body so well?

I really need to dedicate more time to drawing people.

How would I go about buying a copy of that first picture to hang on my wall?