Saturday, April 18, 2009

Lady Tee, 16" x 16", Coloured dust and coloured pencils, 2009

This is the second commission done and dusted. If you've been reading this blog you'll remember my post on the little boy. Well this is his mum and that makes two out of 4 done! Yeee pee! I'm taking the bull by the horn now and I am really learning new possibilities with this Coloured(sepia, sanguine, black) dust and coloured pencils medium.




This one went through some changes but now the client is satisfied!

This was done with sepia, sanguine and black dust with a variety of brown, red and black coloured pencils on heavy watercolour paper to keep a monochrome and tonal feel to it.

17 comments:

Michelle Burnett said...

This is breathtaking! The light on her face is lovely!

adebanji said...

Thanks Michelle!

James Parker said...

The contrast and tones are exceptional. The detail on the eyes and lips create the appearance of a photograph...great work.

adebanji said...

Thanks James!

Michelle said...

Wow. Wonderful piece!

adebanji said...

Thanks Michelle!

Ali Simon said...

Truly amazing!! Her eyes connect with the viewer so well and the way you captured the light on her face adds a wonderfully realistic touch.

silvina said...

I've missed such an incredible amount of excellent work while I've been busy. I'm awestruck at the following pictures; Creepy Shadow, your self portrait, the landscape you show yourself painting, Grey Day on Fleet Street and Lady Tree. Fantastic stuff, man!

adebanji said...

Thanks Ali and Silvina!

dominique eichi said...

OH wonderful you did her the same size as her son. Are the others going to be also that size ? I can't wait to see the total family set. It's just going to be fantastic.
Lady Tee is beautiful I just love the shadows you gave her.
Wow like I said I can't wait to see them all together.
BEAUTIFUL..
All the different dust how do you apply them ?

jeannette stgermain said...

This is a wonderful portait, Adebanji!

Sheila said...

Soooo beautiful.... Like Michelle wrote, the light is wonderful on her face.

Kémi Penélopê said...

You are truly an amazing and blessed artist...

Lindsay said...

You have a really beautiful blog. This portrait is stunning. I'll be back for more. I found you through Katherine Tyrell's site.

Edward Burton said...

An absolutely stunning portrait, Adebanji - Beautiful! Her kindness radiates.

adebanji said...

Thanks Dominique! Yes the other one with his dad will be the same size, but the fourth one will be bigger it will have both husband and wife.

About the dust- I apply them to the paper with ear cotton buds, toilet roll, kitchen roll, brushes (nylon and bristle), my fingers...infact anything that will help the dust adhere to the paper. In smaller works I try and sand the paper a bit to give the paper tooth, so the dust can really sink in.

adebanji said...

Thanks Jeannette, Sheila, Kemi P, Lindsay and Edward!