Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Metroheads - Women with coloured background and child studies

I wanted to know what happens, if I do it the other way round: put colour in the background and leave the portraits as they are.. it gives a very graphical touch to these Metroheads, I like it how the background colour brings forward the lines of the drawing...


The woman with the curly hair - she has gone away, into the book, is shaking hands with the protagonist, wonders how he/she will get out of the mess...

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The woman with the baseball cap - pensive, or just tired, she has opened the door to her imagination and looks at this wonderful countryside, beautiful with flower meadows and a little creek, willows and horses and cows grazing....

This is a peek into my sketchbook of child studies... Copyright ©estandrea - All rights reserved

Miss Doodle's Clothes

18 comments:

Sue B said...

Love the effect that you get with the watercolor background. I especially like that one with the baseball cap.

Kim said...

Hi Andrea!

I love the painted backgrounds! You are right, they really do bring forward the lines of the drawings themselves. LOVE the way it presents this way.

I also love the children...really great!

Thanks for reminding us all of looking at life with various sets of eyes!

Cris in Oregon said...

Its fun coming here to see what and who you have captured next.

The woman reading is in the world of the book. We all 'live' in our heads so to speak and its interesting what our faces show. You do a good job of capturing that.

Cestandrea said...

hi Sue, thanks for your comment and visit:) I love baseball caps (the real ones:)

Cestandrea said...

Kim, hi, I guess I too often forget to turn things upside down, I do it with my paintings, but should do it more often, things fall into places afterwards...But so often we stick to the "normal" approach, the left side taking over:)
thanks so much for your comment Kim!

Cestandrea said...

Cris, thanks for visiting (I know you have your hands full), and I'm glad that you are having fun here, I just love the idea to surprise you all every day (me included:)
love
Andrea

Emelire said...

the backgrounds, blue, red, 'white' (neutral), makes me think of the french flag ;o) maybe because we see them everywhere around the 14th July ;o)

Cestandrea said...

Emelire: I wonder: perhaps the 14th of July had this effect on me? On my subconsciousness? Who knows, but I like the idea, me being German, painting people in FRench colours, very European, I love that:)

Thanks for your great comment!

Cestandrea said...

Emelire: I wonder: perhaps the 14th of July had this effect on me? On my subconsciousness? Who knows, but I like the idea, me being German, painting people in FRench colours, very European, I love that:)

Thanks for your great comment!

Lynn said...

Axelle is quite beautiful and you have captured something in her eyes that is provocative.
I do like how the colored background brings out the lined drawings. Boths ways are good however...love your work...all of it.
And liked learning that your metro takes you past meadows with flowers, lovely places to see on your way home. Cute kids too.

Cestandrea said...

Lynn, thanks so much for your comment, I guess sometimes you have to have access to your mind's meadows, when living in a big city:)
love
Andrea

lucia mel said...

I love so much your paintings, even more than your drawings... why ? because, it's deeper, it's much more the matter... but I like the drawings, Miss Doodle, Paris... but you are here... more ?

Thank's for all.

Wurzerl said...

Liebe Andrea, I'm back again!!! Die Londoner U-Bahn hat mich wieder ausgespuckt. 7 Gärten, die Hampton Court Flower Show und eine Dorfkirche mit 11 Chagall-Fenstern habe ich im Kopf mitgebracht.
Und schon muß ich über Deinen Post herfallen. Ach, was paßt mir daran nicht. Also, ich finde die Zeichnungen ausdrucksstärker, wenn die Personen farblich betont sind. Der Hintergrund lenkt in Farbe ausgeführt ab, wenn das (Haupt)-Motiv uncoloriert skizziert bleibt. Umgekehrt kann ich mir das viel besser vorstellen. Auch in einer anderen Situation, wo der Hintergrund als Kulisse eine erzählende Funktion bekommt und das Geschehen als Schwarz-Weiß-Dokumentation reflektiert wird.
Für die Personen, die Du wieder großartig aufs Bild geworfen hast, hätte ich mir den colorierten "müden Teint" der ersten Person z.B. gut vorstellen können. Ok, nun kann ich sagen, Du hast das großartig hinbekommen, wenn ich ihn eh schon geistig vor mir sehe (sollte ich darüber noch einmal nachdenken?). Nein, ich bleibe bei meiner Meinung, coloriert gefallen mir die Personen besser, ist natürlich mein persönliches, unwesentliches, laienhaftes Empfinden.
Hoffe, Du wünschst nicht, ich würde besser noch in der Londoner U-Bahn sitzen!grins! Geht nicht, die haben kein Lach-Abteil!
Liebe Grüße vom Wurzerl

Cestandrea said...

Lucia Mel, :) thanks so much for your great comment, which is so thoughtful! It makes me think that I'm so happy to have the possibility to show different sides of my art here and there:) We need the lighter and more superficial things to counterbalance the darker ones, don't we? Have a wonderful day, Yin and Yang day, love, Andrea

Cestandrea said...

Wurzerl, ich danke Dir für Deine wunderbare Kritik, Du kannst ausdrücken, was ich fühle:) ich habe das gleiche Empfinden und wäre unbefriedigt, wenn ich "meine" Metroheads nicht mehr farblich formen könnte:) Superkonstruktiver Kommentar! So weiss ich wenigstens, wie es auf andere wirkt...Und ich freu mich auf die Bilder, die Du sicher von Deiner London Reise mitgebracht hast... ich liebe Chagall, 11 Chagallfenster, hast Du die nur im Kopf mitgebracht oder auch in der Kamera? (wir sind doch alle gleich, wollen nur konsumieren:)
Einen schönen Tag noch in Deinem Wundergarten,
Andrea

Emelire said...

ah I understand you're German, it makes no difference anyway (except you can actually speak German) ;o) I could speak German 25 years ago ;o) I went to Germany, Bade Wurtemberg near Karlsruhe when I was very young, and last year with the kids we went to Freiburg in April, had a good week there, the weather was exceptionnally hot for Germany (and France either). Argh I like German food (cherry cake 'foret noire' :o) ! But we do not go beyond Alsace usually ;o)...

Wurzerl said...

Uff, gerade noch mal gutgegangen, das vorlaute Wurzerl hat sich gleich nochmal mit dem schlechten Gewissen hereingeschlichen, um zu sehen, ob es einen Verweis gekriegt hat!
Klar, ich habe auch Fodddddos von den meisten Chagall-Fenstern mitgebracht.
Wenn Du sie gerne sehen willst, kann ich sie Dir gerne auch mailen.

LG Wurzerl

CHEWY said...

The color adds more emotion to the sketches. Perhaps the top one is reading a bloody murder mystery? And the next one is cool... the metro crowd doesn't get on my nerves.