Sunday, August 28, 2011

work in progress: ladies who lunch - in ink

The last medium we used in drawing class was ink.  I wasn't crazy about pen and ink, but I did find that I liked using brush and ink.  One of our assignments for class was to find inspiration ink drawings and practice copying them in order to learn different ink techniques.  I loved this inspiration drawing and practiced it for class.

I like how the eyes look like sunglasses because it is really hard for me to draw eyes.  I thought this idea might translate well to an Audrey Hepburn big sunglasses look.

I won't claim that my painting look like Audrey, but she was my inspiration for my fancy "ladies who lunch".  Of course I also had to try ink and brush on fabric, so I cut some muslin fabric squares and got out my bamboo brushes and india ink.  

First I copied my original inspiration photo onto a scrap of muslin fabric so that I could see how the ink went onto the fabric.

Then I practiced some smaller Audrey inspired ladies.

My first lady was a little long in the face...

These lips got a little crazy, but I added a necklace which was nice...

Next, I just went for it and painted some bigger ladies on 17 inch squares of fabric.

My first bigger lady.  I decided to do my next lady with a little tilt in her head.

I might wash my test ladies in the laundry to see how they hold up in the wash.  I can't decide if I should make these ladies into pillows or bags.  Maybe I'll do one of each.  


Rachel (Lines across my face) said...

Wow fun. I love this Audrey photo and the ink prints are turning out great. I would love it if you would stop by and share at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face. I hope to see you soon,

Just Jaime said...

Very cool! Love to see all your different variations.

creativejewishmom/sara said...

Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday! So great that you're taking drawing classes!

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