Monday, January 23, 2006

costume sketches...

These are both from an earlier time. I'm posting the green woman pretty much as I painted her. For the woman in the robe, I just goofed around with some free textures from a site that Gerben Steenks recommended:

http://www.mayang.com/textures/

Thanks Gur-B, for passing on the tip! Ain't blogging grand.



(Posted by Arna)

19 comments:

Alina Chau said...

THese are beautiful!! Especially the bottom one, love the style, very elegant! Reminded me of Klim ... fantastic paintings!

Smook said...

You really are a real artist, Arna. Love the bottom one especially, very nice indeed.

FelixSputnik said...

Ooh, these are stunning, scrumptious stuff...
keep 'em coming.

Thomas said...

Hey Doodlers, thanks for the link, i' ve just added you.
Great work , especially the bottom one, brush line very " fast" . I love the real life' s sketches too.
Ciao !

Clive said...

I especially love the bottom one too, a beautiful embelleshment to a beautiful drawing of a beautiful woman.

Steve Daye said...

Wow! Impressed as always!
~S

kevin micallef said...

Fantastic!! I really enjoy your blog. Great work!!

kevin micallef said...

Hi! Just read that Coolman was selected for the Stuttgart Film Festival!! Congratulations!!

the doodlers said...

Thanks guys.

Alina, You are a blogging queen. Love your stuff.

Mike, Michael, So pleased that you like these. You are both big talents. Mike, thanks for the 'real' compliment!

Thomas, The orig. was actually pencil, tho I do like to use the brush...

Clive, blushing now..That's high praise. Check out those textures- I'd like to know what you think of them.

Steve! How's it going in the land of milk and honey?? We miss you on the blog, man!

Hey Kevin, we linked to you. Thanks for the Coolman! tip, we heard it from you first. So..., where did you read about it?

kevin micallef said...

Thanks for the Link and the kind words!! Regarding the Coolman news, we got an email here at work.

Elliot said...

I am very fond of both of these images.
It is hard to decide whether one is better than the other.
The one at the top reminds me vaguely of the works of Brian Froud, whose images I am sure you know of.

the doodlers said...

Hi Elliot! Thanks! Brian Foud, that's an interesting suggestion- I'm not particularly a fan, but I'll take a closer look at his stuff. There is so much to learn!

To me that Green Woman piece is connected to 'black velvet paintings' we saw on the walls of suburban houses when we were kids. Also, it's a portrait and mostly about contours. But when I did it I didn't analyze the process. This is hindsight speaking.

Elliot said...

It was only a vague similarity.
He's very well known and has influenced a million people but his work is certainly worth visiting.

I have a friend who visited India and returned with one of those velvet paintings.
IT was an elephant in a lagoon and she loves it.
(It's revolting).

the doodlers said...

Kitchy velvet... could be a whole series of themed paintings there....

mr-dunn* said...

hi doodlers-!-
alan k says hi!-thanks to gurby (errol-is his real name)
for the mayang link too-very helpful for charlieandlola.co.uk too -taa mate!
doodlers-keep shining ya light!-see ya

JoE said...

love the green woman! there's lots of emotion in it!

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Wonderful

the doodlers said...

Gary..Thanks! Cheers for the hello from Alan.... Errol!? who'd a thought. Is that how he likes to be addressed?

Joe.. Thanks! You do cool robots!

Matt.. Thanks! We're loving the evolution of your sculpture.

Eric Vanic said...

i love the 2nd painting ...really reminds me of claire wendling!