Sunday, August 10, 2014

Skylight




Skylight

Looked like her
A character in a play
For a while
Then more lines
Becoming someone else
A character on a page
Not seen before
While struggling
Looking for her


Sketch from photos of one of the plays I saw while in London. I saw so many plays, so many actors being someone else.
11”x 9” fountain pen, oil sanguine and chalk on toned grey paper. 

13 comments:

  1. Oh, it's hard to stop moment and draw the only face after looking so many plays(lucky you!)....~ love her eyes and expectant look..

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    1. The faces I remember. if only they didn’t turn back into strangers when turning memories into lines.

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  2. Very beautiful portrait sketching !!!
    Happy and creative week Anthony !!!

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    1. Thank you
      Hope your week is creative too

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  3. Oh that wonderful, magical moment...before the recognized face slips back into being a stranger's once again...
    Yet, the memory lingers indefinitely! :)

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    1. The memory doesn’t leave, especially those of the once strangers we get to know.

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  4. How well you drew her, like someone everybody knows and like, wow Anthony, such a natural beauty and you caught her perfectly, well you know ....

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    1. Thank you
      The actor in the reference for this sketch, I’m sure is well known. It’s the woman in the sketch now only I now know☺

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  5. She does look familiar, honestly....I'll come up with an answer,I will just let it stew in my brain see what it comes up with

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  6. I wish I had one of those gadget where you scanned a drawing and would compare it with different actresses,I don't have cable i don't watch tv I only buy DVDs of my favourite shows

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    1. The reference was a photo of Carey Mulligan, one of the main actors in the play. She was co-staring with Bill Nighly in the play called Skylight.

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  7. Just beautiful, Anthony, and your words, as well!

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