Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Brushes with bristles


I've been using these type of brushes to put a coat of water sealer on some wood chairs that we bought recently. Such mundane job these poor brushes have. They aren't even intended for art purposes, so I thought they'd like to be on the spotlight for once and just sketched them for EDM's latest topic (draw something with bristles). The top one is 'Pure bristle. Made in Indonesia', and the bottom one is 'Bristle blend. Made in China'. (Prismacolor pencils on Strathmore drawing paper medium, 8"x10".)
He estado utilizando este tipo de pinceles para poner una capa de protector contra el agua a unas sillas de madera que compramos hace poco. Qué trabajo tan mundano tienen estos pobres pinceles, nisiquiera son pinceles de arte. Así que he pensado que les gustaría un poco de atención y he decidido hacer este sketch para el último tema de Everyday Matters (dibujar algo con pelos/cerdas). El pincel de arriba está hecho en Indonesia y pone 'pura cerda' y el de abajo está hecho en China y pone 'mezcla de cerdas'. (Lápices Prismacolor en papel de dibujo Strathmore medio, 20.3 cm x 25.4 cm.)

9 comments:

  1. Wow! Stunning drawing!!

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  2. Beautiful! You are a man of many talents!

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  3. Oh just GREAT! a gorgoeus gorgeous drawing. hope it's on Flickr?

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  4. STUPENDOUS, GABI! Depth color, bristles!!! GORGEOUS!

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  5. Even a mundane paintbrush becomes beautiful when drawn thi well. This is a stunning drawing, Gabi.

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  6. Wow Gabi - you've really elevated these brushes from ordinary to extraordinary. I especially like how you worked WITH the texture of the paper in the shadows and highlights.

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  7. These brushes present themselves in two different ways. When they are small, they look concise and crisp; but, when enlarged, they become soft and expressionistic.
    I really like that kind of range.

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  8. thank you all for the nice comments! the evil critic inside myself is never happy with what I draw so it's very comforting to know that you all liked this. gracias!

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  9. Absolutely amazing. I've missed looking at your work. It's a talent in itself to be able to take a mundane object and make it so interesting to study.

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