Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Earthbound


I bought a sketchbook by Daler-Rowney, called Earthbound in the Cachet series. Its a hardcover book with a brown kraft-like recycled paper with little flecks of fibres in it.

I wanted to see how coloured pencils would work on this paper and they seem to lay down well, so I played around with a portrait. I'll try another more serious attempt at a portrait when I can this week.

Speaking of which, David Lobenberg has created a Self Portrait Global Love In that everyone of all abilities are encouraged to participate in. The only catch is that you have to be wearing headwear of some kind. I'll have to see what I come up with over the next few weeks and submit something. The due date is September 12, 2009.

8 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

This is a beautiful portrait, so moody and evocative...makes you stop and wonder what she is thinking. Looking forward to your global love-in sp.

Rhonda

Jennifer Rose said...

I really want to find the time for that self portrait wearing a hat, its a great idea :) thanks for the link

sue said...

I really like your self portraits--having seen photos of you, they seem marvelous to me. I love the notion of the headgear sp's--I'll look forward to what you don for the occasion.

Owen said...

I have a number of Earthbound Cachet sketchbooks, smaller and large and they are wonderful. You have made very good use of yours with the coloured pencils. Pen and ink also looks good as well as pastel. It does not take a water colour wash well though gouache can work. Beautiful portrait.

Chris Beck said...

A lovely, sensitive work -- I like the use of the paper's color as the ground for the skin tones.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Rhonda, I'll see what I can come up with for the Global Love In.

I hope you join in Jennifer, it should be fun.

Sue, thanks. I'll have to play around with headgear and find something suitable.

Owen, thanks for the tips on the sketchbook. I think dry media will work best in it too.

Thanks for your comments Chris. Yes, the colour seems to work well for portraits I think.

Robyn said...

Stunning self-portrait, Jeanette. It glows with beauty and integrity.

ujwala said...

the sp is beautiful. thanks for the link. inspite of possessing no head gear i'm hoping to jump in. :P