Sunday, March 25, 2012

Festival Faces: The Woodman

The Woodman, Pen & ink 230x330mm ©Sue Pownall 2012
Here is the third in my Festival Faces series of drawings inspired by the Muscat Festival.

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21 comments:

  1. Excellent, I love the tiny details like the frayed edge of his turban.

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  2. Lovely drawing Sue, it really gives a sense of the man. That turban is beautifully drawn, love all the folds.

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  3. These portraits are really quite special. Their faces tell such a story don't they? Amazing work :0)

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  4. Another wonderful portrait...and the turban really caught my eye. So nice!!

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  5. A face full of character, very sensitively drawn.

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  6. Just love your work,Sue. The portraits are magical and the techniques, if you don't mind me saying so, are excellent.

    I spent 25 years globe-trotting, and your drawings remind me of my short time in Oman (Trucial Oman Scouts)

    I've added my name as a follower, I hope you don't mind (there's few of us using pen & ink it seems)

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    1. Thank you for your kind words John. Welcome to my blog, I hope you continue to enjoy it.

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  7. This is just so so brilliant!! I love the detailing.. Is pen drawing very difficult? It intimidates me!!
    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.. We moved to India last month, for good... I am still just trying to settle down to the new way of living.. it is pretty different, though I grew up here.. 5 yrs in any place, really settles you down there! And I miss US!

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    1. I've been using pen all my life, so it's hard for me to say if it's difficult or not. It is a skill that does have to be mastered.

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  8. Wow, this is so very good!! I still haven't started on my portrait of the woman I took a picture of when I was in Vietnam, but seeing this really inspires me to schedule some time for that.

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  9. Great work! Really beautiful portrait.

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  10. Sue, this is such a characterful portrait, I can feel him looking at me, with those soulful eyes.

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  11. Thank you everyone for your lovely comments.

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  12. Hello Sue,
    Beautiful drawing.
    Love it!
    Stew.
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  13. I'm really appreciating your use of light and dark in this one. Beautiful line work!

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  14. Beautiful work. His presence is real. Very impressive.

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