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RebecaM

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on: March 16, 2017, 07:29:17 AM
Hello Paint Basket colleagues!
This is a project I've had on my mind for quite a while.It will consist of drawings inspired by Indonesian culture ( what I've seen in an exhibition about this country, to be more precise).
This is the first drawing, which is loosely based on a terracotta statue of a woman. I've named it ''The rite'', as her facial expression indicates deep concentration or a meditative state, like she is preparing for a ceremony. The pattern on the right was inspired by a traditional mask.
I'm a little unsure about how this turned out, so I would greatly appreciate constructive criticism and advice of what could be improved. Thank you!


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Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 08:39:53 AM
Rebeca

Your work amazes me as it is so very different from what most of us do.

Can you tell us more about what you are using to do it - type of paper, pencils?
Freehand or tracing?

It is absolutely amazing work.  I do not know enough about how you do it to make any suggestions as it looks totally perfect to me.  The detail is so precise.

I am in awe!

aloha

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Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 09:05:33 AM
This is so unique and beautiful  :fight:
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Reply #3 on: March 16, 2017, 09:26:21 AM
Very beautiful, Rebeca! What are you unsure of?
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Reply #4 on: March 16, 2017, 10:36:56 AM
 :heeha: Gorgeous piece of work Rebeca.  O0 The addition of the design down the side finished this off wonderfully.

Banner job.   :congrats:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #5 on: March 16, 2017, 01:14:07 PM
 :heeha: Wow this is stunning, great texture  :clap:
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Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 02:35:21 PM
Thank you so much for your kind words, Mea, Paulaj, Steve, Val and Win!
Mea, the black paper I worked on until now was previously used as cover for some college projects that were about to be disposed of. I felt sorry for all those papers that would be wasted, so I saved as many as I could (there were also many of them in different colors, which I'm planning to try some day). The one I used for this drawing had a smoother side  (which I worked on) and a more textured one.
I have also bought Derwent black paper (200gsm), which I chose to use for the drawing I am currently working on.
The pencils I used are Derwent Drawing white and black, Derwent Metallic Pewter and Silver for accents and the blender pencil.
All my work is freehand drawn, no tracing. I draw from nature or based upon my reference photos, which was the case for this piece.


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Reply #7 on: March 23, 2017, 04:04:10 AM
beautiful.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #8 on: March 23, 2017, 06:54:30 AM
I like your drawings, they are so exceptional.  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #9 on: March 28, 2017, 06:56:25 AM
Thank you very much, Danielle and Gita!


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Reply #10 on: March 28, 2017, 07:16:28 AM
Here is the second drawing of this series, ''Ramayana'' - I've given it this title because I've took my inspiration from an Indonesian wooden carving which depicted a scene from the famous epic poem.
For this one I've used Derwent black paper and white, black, silver, pewter, gray pencils.
As usual, constructive criticism and advice would be appreciated.
 


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Reply #11 on: March 28, 2017, 08:00:09 AM
Rebeca,

Stunning.  Looks like it should be in a museum!

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Reply #12 on: March 28, 2017, 08:06:26 AM

Wonderful rendition of Rama and Sita.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:

I shall have to go and look up the poem, I remember Rama trying to save his wife Sita from I think an underworld deity? Wow, I'm amazed I remembered that much!
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Reply #13 on: March 28, 2017, 08:14:49 AM
  Wow no criticism on this Rebecca. Fabulous  :smitten:
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Reply #14 on: March 28, 2017, 12:04:46 PM
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