Montag, 30. Januar 2012

Montagsmaler Nr. 4: Vier Häuptlinge/No 4: Four Chiefs


Ich habe mich letzte Woche mit einem sehr interessanten und künstlerisch begabten Kollegen unterhalten. Er hat letzten Donnerstag seinen 75.(!) Geburtstag gefeiert und als ich zum Gratulieren in seiner Werkstatt war, da haben wir uns ein bißchen über die Unterschiede zwischen Bleistift und Kohle als Zeichenmedium unterhalten, vor allem wenn es um Portraits geht. Tja, drüber gesprochen, drüber nachgedacht und dann zum Kohlestift gegriffen. Herausgekommen sind dabei diese vier Herren (im Uhrzeigersinn von links oben):
- Red Cloud, Häuptling der Oglala, 1822 - 1909,
- Dull Knife (aka Morning Star), Häuptling der Nördlichen Cheyenne, 1810 - 1883,
- Geronimo (aka Goyathlay), Häuptling der Chiricahua, 1829 - 1909,
- Sitting Bull, Häuptling der Hunkpapa, ca. 1831 - 1890.
Mit Kohle war es deutlich einfacher, die Schattierungen in den Gesichtern hinzubekommen, selbst mit wenigen Strichen. Die Gesichter gewinnen damit deutlich mehr an Charakter.
Und vergesst nicht, am Freitag alle anderen Teilnehmer des ,,Paint Party Friday" zu besuchen.
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Last week I talked to a very interesting and creatively talented co-worker. He celebrated his 75th (!) birthday on Thursday and I went over to his workshop to bring him a little gift. We talked about the differences in working with charcoal or pencils in sketches, and especially in portraits. I thought about it for a while and then....ACTION! The outcome were these four gentlemen (clockwise from top left):
- Red Cloud, chief of the Oglala, 1822 - 1909,
- Dull Knife (aka Morning Star), chief of the Northern Cheyenne, 1810 - 1883,
- Geronimo (aka Goyathlay), chief of the Chiricahua, 1829 - 1909,
- Sitting Bull, chief of the Hunkpapa, ca. 1831 - 1890.
With charcoal it was a lot easier making the shading in the faces, even with only a few lines. The faces get so much more character.
And don't forget to visit all the other participants of "Paint Party Friday".

Kommentare:

  1. Wonderful charcoal drawings. I haven't ever worked with charcoal, but I love to do pastels. We saw the monument to Chief Crazy Horse in South Dakota 5 years ago. Very impressive. He could be the next one you draw. Interesting story.

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  2. These are so wonderful. I love the drawings you are doing.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  3. Faye, I googled the Crazy Horse Monument.....OMG! That is an awesome project. I did a raw sketch and will post it next Monday. Sadly there are no photographies of Crazy Horse as they exist of other chiefs. So no sketch that would really look like him.

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  4. Your charcoal drawings are wonderful. Happy PPF!

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  5. Each has such character...charcoal is so fun..but i make such a mess with it..lol...take care...xxx

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  6. Loving your charcoal drawings, they are all such great characters. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  7. My husband is Native American, so this piece really speaks to me.

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  8. I don't have any charcoal, but I'l thinking about getting some soon. Love what you did here.
    Rinda

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  9. Great characters, very dignified and distinctive.

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  10. The rawness of charcoal is perfect for these faces, it really adds to the character.

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  11. Great faces! You make drawing them sound so easy!

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  12. I agree with Carla, the charcoal is absolutely perfect for this work. It adds character and the pieces look like they could have been drawn back in that period of history.

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  13. what great portraits! They are all wonderfully done! Charcoal.. i have to try that!

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  14. Just stopping by to say hello and share some PPF love!
    Renee
    xoxo
    www.fussitup.blogspot.com

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  15. Wonderfully done. Did you have to spray them with fixative afterward?

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  16. Gloria, yes I had to. You can't even touch charcoal without fixing it. I have a spray. 150 ml last very long. But I love drawing with soft pencils and coal and so I had to buy one.

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