Posts Tagged ‘ woman ’

Have you seen Pa’s cow?

Have  You Seen Pa's Cow?

When we were kids, if we walked into a room and drawled “Have you seen Pa’s cow?” it was the signal that you had something new on so everyone notice and compliment!

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Post modern Egyptian ink drawing in San Francisco

Ink drawing of woman with face, chest and butt facing front and legs facing to the side

Modern day Egyptian drawing from a sort of modern San Francisco woman

I saw an art history special recently which stated that the basic style of ancient Egyptian art did not change for 3,000 years. They created a grid under their paintings and each body part was assigned a certain number of squares in the grid, which is one of the reasons they all came out looking so similar.

The Egyptians painted people so that their favorite angles of the body showed at one time: the face in profile, the upper torso face on, the legs facing to the side. No real person could actually pose like these pictures. So I decided to draw my own favorite drawing angles…the face and chest to the front, the butt to the front (yes, those big circles are buttocks) and the legs to the side. It’s freeing to put the body parts at a personal preference angle; like wearing whatever clothes your hand grabs from the closet rather than matching them together for an outfit. There are about 10 drawings in my sketchbook which tend to make me believe this method doesn’t always create an aesthetically pleasing final product. This was definitely the best of the bunch. I have been told that the aesthetics of many of my clothing choices follow this same pattern.

I’m feeling distracted

Ink drawing of woman with spiral hair and arms and solid body and legs

Self-portrait with an airy head and solid body

Thoughts Dancing

Squiggly spiral of a woman drawn in ink with one hair sprouting from her head and forming a profile of another face

Thoughts Dancing Around in my Head

Here I am without eye makeup…it’s almost impossible to recognize me

ink drawing of woman sitting in yellow chair with a leaf for a head

Self-portrait without eye makeup

Love that gold eye shadow and matching lipstick

Ink and marker drawing of woman sitting in chair with big legs and a small chest

Self-portrait sitting like a lady

Blending into the background

ink scribble woman by sarah curtiss

Self-portrait in a corset and mini skirt (ha! like that will happen)

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