Monday, February 23, 2009

EMOTIONS IX, 10" x 8", Charcoal dust, Oil base/Graphite Pencil on Heavy Watercolour paper, 2009

This makes number 9 in my current Emotion series.





The model here is my little boy "Josh".

You be the judge on the emotions here, I don't want to give anything away.......

This piece was achieved by first of all, ghosting and handling the charcoal dust as a watercolour, then blending it together with my fingers to give uniform tones. A medium oil base pencil was then used to put in basic lines, details and sensitive strokes. Then I employed a hard graphite pencil to temper the remaining parts.

10 comments:

artbyakiko said...

What a beautiful drawing! I love the composition. Your Josh must be so famous for being too cute! Is this emotion "curiosity"?

adebanji said...

Thanks Akiko! You sre the judge this time.

dominique eichi said...

Great piece, I like that you did not give it an emotions title because it could be a number of things depending on who looks at it. wonderful

adebanji said...

Thanks Dominique, you're right!

Pegi Sue said...

I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog!! I love your sketches and the drawings of Josh! He is adorable! Thank you for sharing your art and your son:)

adebanji said...

Cheers and Thanks Pegi! I am happy you enjoy it too! Thanks for letting me know-it goes a long way in encouraging me, much appreciated!

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

Beautiful artwork, Adebanji. My first guess as to the emotion would be "curiosity." But, I am wrong too often:)

adebanji said...

Thanks EPTAS! You be the judge, you are the second curiosity feeler!

Carolann said...

Josh seems to be saying 'the sun is out now, can we go out to play'. This is a lovely senstiive drawing.

adebanji said...

Thanks Carolann! You've given it an interesting interpretation!