Monday, April 27, 2009

Triana, 10" X 13", Mixed Media on pastel paper, 2009

This is my entry into Karin Juricks DSFDF. I really liked the reference from the first sight of it! I have done a bit of research on other Diana statues and I added two other ones I liked- that's why I call it TRIANA.







I did this piece with graphite, biro, tom-bow wash pens, white ink, acrylic and wax crayons on light blue pastel paper.

What I tried to create with this piece was an atmosphere that flows with rhythm and sketch-like life to loosen up the rigidity that statues portray.

20 comments:

Alice Thompson said...

Adebanji,
You definitely achieved flow. Interesting the two Diana statues are archers. While I was painting the reference photo I felt that she was drawing back an arrow to a bow. I wonder if the sculptor changed his mind along the way?

Your lines are very graceful and delicate in this piece.

adebanji said...

Thanks Alice!!!

You might be right about that because almost all reference statues I saw, had her with bows.

L.Holm said...

You're so creative! You always do something great with the DSDF challenges. it's great. :-)

dominique eichi said...

What a fabulous piece Adebanji, I love the movement it has and the great composition with the 3 girls. The buck is a nice added detail. Your white highlights bring everything into place.
Blazing hot and wonderful !

Sheila said...

Okay, so I'm thinking is Banji going to have Josh in this challenge too? I am so impressed with your work. It is truly like I'm viewing the work of the Masters. [bowing in reverence.....]

adebanji said...

Thanks Liz, Dominique and Sheila!

You are close and right Sheila, I almost did add Josh as a flying angel but then............maybe next time

Diane Morgan said...

Simply awesome! I love the composition and interaction of the figures. The design is divine.

adebanji said...

Thanks Diane!

maria said...

I knew you would make this your own. I also like the movement and story.

Priti said...

Very well done, simply fabulous and very creative.

Dean H. said...

Gorgeous, and highly creative work, Adebanji! Love the sweep of your composition!

Vern Schwarz said...

Wow, this is an awesome take on this weeks. With all the movement, you have breathed life into these figures. Fabulous idea and composition.

adebanji said...

Thanks Priti, Maria, Vern and Dean! These comments/feedback are always encouraging!

Glenda Mosher said...

I love your composition here! I like that you used different mediums as well. I have been enjoying your work for some time.

adebanji said...

Thanks Glenda!

Carol Horzempa said...

Wow Adebanji, I finally had a chance to get a closer look at your drawing. What a beautiful design you created with the three figures! I love it!

adebanji said...

Thanks Carol!

Cheryl Anderson said...

Thanks for the blog visit, Adebanji. I love what you did with Diana. You turned a solid statue into a piece with movement--kind of like a work of music!

adebanji said...

Thanks Cheryl!

WhyIstheRumAlwaysGone said...

Beautiful ! You are so creative, you always have an original take on the DSDF. It's incredible how you've made this look both very classic and very modern, and... so alive, with such a graceful flow ! They are statues, and yet...