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Pencil

 


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Recent pencil drawings each approx. 16″x 20″

I love my General’s Kimberly 9xxB extra soft pencil.

Drawing from Life

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A sketch drawn from nature’s bits and pieces, strewn about my yard, while I delighted in the breeze.

Julian’s

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This is the first time I’ve featured the work of a fellow artist on my blog.

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When I first started to blog, I made the decision to keep my intentions simple and though I’ve been quite tempted to highlight the work of artists I admire, I have only shown you my various efforts.

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Today I’m making an exception because the artist whose work I’m featuring is my son.

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Gesture, humor, elegance and the drama of the human condition converge and surprise in Julian Cartwright’s  drawings and paintings.

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At least that’s how I see it. 

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Enjoy!

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Blood and Vapor Series Sketch

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Pastel Pencil 8″x10″   Although I enjoyed making this sketch, I wasn’t really going anywhere.   It’s too literal, so I’m leaving it behind.  I’m working on lots of other solutions. So far, not much is really hitting the mark for the series*.

*A new series, “Blood And Vapor”.:   Who lingers within you?   Have you ever felt an ancestral presence?  The inescapable tie of family:hundreds of individuals, yesterday and today, here and gone.  A powerful resonance or inconspicuous vapor?

Little Weirdies-Splitting Hairs

Common ground with slightly different view points.

Little Weirdies:The Plan

I’ve hundreds of half- baked little sketches floating around that I’ve decided to share with you. These share no common materials or themes at all.  I’m calling them Little Weirdies because that’s precisely what they are.

Moleskin Sketchbook:Smoke

                                    Liquid Pencil, gouache

Smoke: the possibilities for imagery…

Sketchbook: Guarding The Nest

Another collage: revitalizing torn, discarded monotypes-line via pen and ink.

 

Sketchbook:Vulnerable

I’ve been observing the birds that come to eat at our feeder. They brave the elements, compete for a place, fuss and play, but they are always on alert.

It seems they can rarely truly rest.

 

Sketchbook Hybrid

I seem to have collected many monotype discards.  Here I’ve collaged the left side of a face from rescued monotype material then inked in the right side.  To me, it looks like a sci-fiifeyed fantasy face.  Resistance is futile.

Sketchbook End of Glory

 

Had to say goodbye to my outrageous, opportunistic little  Morning Glory beauties.  My favorite part of summer and the last vestige of summer glory.

Not so happy about it;)

Sketchbook:Early Fall

                       Sketchbook          Watercolor Pencil, White Gouache

I adore the forest just before the leaves begin to turn. The greens begin to transition into varied shades. Some leaves have already fallen; brown and crunchy.  As the leaves thin, vines are on display.  A few upstarts are already showing off their colors, but most here in my part of the world are holding back…for a few more days.

Sketchbook:Stress and Anxiety

                                                                                 Graphite, oils

Predator/prey, pressure and worry;stress and anxiety, these two almost always show up together.

Sketchbook-Two Natured

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Some creature study inspired by Nitzus’s photo. There was something in the eyes of this babirusa that appeared both feral and docile to me. The cat and crow are weighing in.

Sketchbook Introductions

                                                                              Graphite                                             Introductions

Kind of how one feels at an awkward new school, new job,or new neighborhood orientation:)

Ant Dance Collage

 

 

India ink/crow quill, collaged photo, discarded monotype, watercolor pencil 

More pages from the my new orange sketchbook.  I don’t make a lot of collage, but I keep a bag of odds and ends tucked away with the intention of putting the pieces together somehow, someday.  Today’s one day!

 

Fancy New Sketchbook

I’ve been gifted a charming new sketchbook, and I’m beginning to fill it up.

First pages..watercolor pencil

Goodbye Fish

Front and back cover wrap for The Sketchbook Project 2013.    Liquid Pencil and graphite

I don’t think I’ve ever finished a project so early before a deadline.  It’s done- my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project 2013.  Now watch, I’ll forget to mail it;)

BTW, There were only four pages in the sketchbook without a fish somewhere in the composition, so I deftly inserted fish on said pages;)  Fish are my constant in this book. Why? I must have been channeling Douglas Adams.  He guided me well, through to completion.

So long Doug, and thanks for all the fish;)

A compilation of the pages can be viewed in my Behance site-here www.behance.net/elenacaravela

Beyond Barriers

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No matter what sort of beyond, there are intriguing spaces to travel.  Unfortunately, there may be limitations.  Some places are dangerous, ill advised, some not yet possible.  But, the mind’s eye can lead you… anywhere.  Where do you want to go?

Gone Fishing

Sketchbook Project 2013                    Graphite 

Fishing for…information, gossip, compliments, sustenance, trouble…             Ideas?

Space Invasion

Sketchbook Project 2012                                Graphite

Up to you, how to see this one.

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