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Oppenheimer - I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds

Postby kennyc » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:10 pm

after years....literally I've started a new drawing to try and get back in the groove before attempting to finish the Street Sweeper (on the wall here). This is on Mellotex 9 x 11 we'll see how I do. It does feel good and inspiring and empowering to be drawing again. My Drawing Desk:

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Postby Bob1298 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:30 pm

Glad to here your pencil is back...& you too. I had just checked a few days ago to see if there were any updates. Really look forward to your work & thanks for sharing.

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Postby kennyc » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:32 pm

Thank you Bob! Very Much. Feeling very rusty at the moment, but excited to feel the muse stir again!
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Postby kennyc » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:56 pm

Pretty rusty here, but feeling good. Here's where I'm at about four hours in.

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Postby Laurene » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:22 am

Welcome back Kenny! I'm really feeling the texture on that hat. Looks to me like you haven't lost your touch at all. It's just like riding a bike, right?!

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Postby kennyc » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:31 am

Thanks Lauren! You're too kind. I'm enjoying, but not feeling anywhere back up to speed.

I'd love to finish this up well enough to get back to the sweeper woman.

Enjoy!
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Postby kennyc » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:24 pm

Couple more hours.....that forehead and shadow under the hat is particularly nasty looking, but hopefully will get better with a few more hours. :)

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Postby kennyc » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:52 am

About an hour or so beginning work on that left eye and surroundings.

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Postby Laurene » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:55 pm

Looks good Kenny! BTW, who is this exactly?

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Postby kennyc » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:58 pm

"I am become Death, Destroyer of Worlds"
these are the words that came to him from the Bhagavad-Gita when he saw the bomb he had created explode at the Trinity Site.

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/manhatta ... ppenheimer

and in fact, today was the day of the test.....spooky, huh?

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Postby Laurene » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:52 am

I didn't realize this was Robert Oppenheimer, one of the scientists on the Manhattan project. Great subject. I can see how important the eyes are going to be since he was haunted by what he had done all of his life.

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Postby kennyc » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:54 am

Thanks Laurene! Not much progress but am working on it a bit right now....
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Postby kennyc » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:45 pm

Very minor update .... just spent about a half hour on that right eye....long way to go on all of this, but having not drawn in years....it's feeling good!


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Postby kennyc » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:14 am

skipped a day or so....but just put in another 1.5 hour or so....pretty darn rough and as I'm getting into someof the subtle details on the eyes/face I can definitely feel how out of practice I am....it's coming along though. This will be the first pass with at least one more complete pass top to bottom...maybe a couple more to adjust tone and details.

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Postby Bev » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:46 pm

The only way to get back into it, is to keep going, as Laurene says, like riding a bike, you never forget! He is looking pretty good so far Kenny! Good to see you drawing again.
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