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Re: Old Arab Man

Postby Bev » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:39 am

Very impressive Kenny. I love all the different textures, from his skin through to the various materials in his clothing. I comes across as something you really enjoyed doing. Bravo!!

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Re: Old Arab Man

Postby kennyc » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:45 am

Bev wrote:Very impressive Kenny. I love all the different textures, from his skin through to the various materials in his clothing. I comes across as something you really enjoyed doing. Bravo!!


Thank you Bev. Very meditative at times doing clothing, hats, textures. :D

I think I'll take a close look at it today and try to finish it up.

Thanks!
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Re: Old Arab Man

Postby Bob1298 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:33 pm

Kenny, the effort and love for your work shows. It is beautiful, not only the art work but your passion for the subject is present. It is as if you fall in love with him and that shows through in your work. I see the amount of hours that you devote to your work not only this one but also in past pieces. This makes me wonder, I wonder about "burn out" ???

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Re: Old Arab Man

Postby kennyc » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:43 pm

Bob1298 wrote:Kenny, the effort and love for your work shows. It is beautiful, not only the art work but your passion for the subject is present. It is as if you fall in love with him and that shows through in your work. I see the amount of hours that you devote to your work not only this one but also in past pieces. This makes me wonder, I wonder about "burn out" ???


Thank you Bob!

I think I may have hit the burnout point in that Street Sweeper drawing....not particularly that one drawing but the whole sequence of effort, drawings, etc. getting to that point. Working to try to improve and address various aspects of skills with each drawing pushing a bit further etc. I think that is what led to the 5 year hiatus.

I (my muse) do tend to be obsessive in my creative pursuits whether drawing, digital painting, writing poetry/fiction/non-fiction or a variety of other lesser creative avenues. In getting back to drawing with the Oppenheimer and then finishing the Sweeper I'm trying to balance as between writing (poetry/prosepoetry/flash and micro fiction) and the drawing. Admittedly I've been more focused on the drawing the last few weeks but have also written a few poems/pieces. One must follow the muse, but not over the cliff, eh?

Enjoy!

P.S. currently trying to decide what to draw next as I finish this one up!
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Re: Old Arab Man

Postby kennyc » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:02 pm

Only a few minor changes and here he is - Old Arab Man 9x11 inches Graphite on Mellotex Paper
about 36 Hours.

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P.S. added this one to my Website Gallery as well
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Re: Old Arab Man

Postby Bob1298 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:48 pm

Nice :lol:

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Re: Old Arab Man

Postby kennyc » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:52 pm

Thank you Sir Bob!
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Re: Old Arab Man

Postby Laurene » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:51 pm

Beautiful work Kenny! It's amazing to me how quickly you can get a drawing like this done. I would have taken weeks!!!

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Re: Old Arab Man

Postby kennyc » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:02 pm

Laurene wrote:Beautiful work Kenny! It's amazing to me how quickly you can get a drawing like this done. I would have taken weeks!!!


Thank you very much Laurene.....those 35 hours were over a period of at least a couple of weeks.

Much Appreciated!

and p.s. I think I've settled on a next drawing.....sketched it out at the same time as this one ....
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Re: Old Arab Man

Postby Bev » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:01 am

Great finish Kenny. Look forward to your next one.

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Re: Old Arab Man

Postby kennyc » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:30 am

Thank you Bev! Appreciate the support!
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