Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pearls

I am rarely given to abstract subjects, but once in awhile an idea just flows from me and onto the paper.  So it happened with this piece.  This was done many years ago, but I was looking at it the other night and I still really like it after all these years.  The simple lines with the varying thicknesses and graceful curves allow my eyes to wander around and through the figure viewing it almost as a landscape instead of a series of organic shapes.  I apologize for the poor quality scan.  I didn't want to take it out of the frame and the decision to post it was spontaneous.  As usual, this is 2B pencil on Strathmore paper.  4 x 6.25 inches.

13 comments:

nanke's stuff said...

I like it too. There's something sort of soothing about it. It has a softness and rhythm that's very appealing. nancy

Michele said...

What you said about the eye being led along... well, you said it better than I can! I LOVE this, Sherie... the flow you have achieved is so fluid and soothing, yet exciting. Thanks for sharing this!

Alex said...

I like it! It has a nice natural flow of lines all around. Very Zen-like and a lot of calmness and peacefulness.... makes me wanna go "Hummmmmmmmm...." :)

raena said...

Definitely a soothing piece. I like it very much, and like you, I'm not given to abstraction. The line quality is superb. I wonder, have you thought of doing a color version? So many possibilities! (not saying to color this piece, the linework is too good here!)

Ann said...

Like Raena, I was thinking of all the possibilities with color this presents. Lovely line and composition here.

Janene said...

Lovely piece! I am intrigued by the thought of a color version too.

Theresa Rhodus said...

As many here have said they'd love to see the possibilities of this in color. But I'd almost urge to resist. My reasoning is thats exactly what our eyes are trying to do. It makes the piece all the more interesting when you get to put in your own colors in your minds eye. Just this simple line drawing makes the possibilities endless!

Drawn2Life said...

Hi Sherie! I just finished reading your bicycle post...wonderful to read a real, honest description of the hard work that goes into drawing. Many think we just sit down and "voila", we make great art...HA HA HA! Anyway, that is precisely why I love abstract art (like this drawing) because the "work" that goes into them is a bit less exacting. To be sure, there are still guidelines to work within, but the freedom is greater. I love both of these drawings! But you may find that you will love your bicycle drawing eventually because of all the hard work that went into it. Just give it some time. Seriously, fantastic drawings! Thanks also for visiting my little spot too.

E*phi said...

I like this a lot! Looking at it is almost like meditation. It's just... so whole. I don't know how to better express it, it's perfect in itself. It shows how powerful a "simple" line can be!
I also love your bike post! The hard work sure pays off!
Let me tell you (just in case you don't know already): you are amazing!

Krista Meister said...

Truly mesmerizing! I love seeing people's works from "way back when" too.

Ramona Davidson said...

Love your drawings. You have a great talent with that pencil.

lyn said...

Beautiful work on your blog. This one I thought of wire right away. I'm always surprised how abstract my wire things become when viewed from different angles.
Thanks for your nice
Continued success!comment on the cat sketches..... and thanks for mentioning childrens books, I have some on the back burner!

Alex said...

Thank you so much for your comments. :) I am probably going to do more tribute to those warriors in the battlefield.