ART ORIGINALS -- MODERN REALISTIC ART
A deceptively simple pencil
figure drawing, this piece of modern realistic art is one
of the rare and raw fine art originals in the online galleries:
there isn't a symbol, surreal bit or even a hint of fantasy
in the piece. The subject stands alone. Checkout the zoom
and look into her eyes and you'll see what I mean :) This
artwork is part of a private collection and is not for sale.
"Odalisque" © Chris Eisenbraun 1997.
drawing is all pencil and uses a LOT of them. A ton of different
shades and hues of graphite :). A high school teacher of mine
(Mr. Martin) made me put together a tin full of pencils and
then got me to using them like you would paints. Your darks
get darker, your lights get lighter and your palette is EXPANDED!
It sure made my drawings MUCH better :) Just be careful you
don't add any architect drafting pencils into the mix. I did
that once. Loved the rich, dark black that pencil achieved.
Then I went to fix it (so it wouldn't smudge any more) using
old fashioned laquer hair spray...and the parts of the drawing
where that pencil was used turned PURPLE! <ugh>. Totally
ruined the piece. So watch out for those babies :) To this
day I keep a box of pencils (and I'm always adding new ones
all the time).
original image came from a old Playboy. My Playboy collection
is currently in storage, if I ever run across the issue I'll
post the date etc. There was just something about the woman's
eyes that were soooo tired. The expression sooo contradicted
the inviting pose. Before I knew it I found myself sketching.
As mentioned above, this is a rare and raw fine art original
for the online galleries in that there isn't even a hint of
the extraordinary in the setting, it's all self-contained
within the subject.