Tuesday, October 27, 2009

DSFDF challenger- Macy's

I submitted this for the Different Strokes from Different Folks Challenge. I thought she didn't post it but Lauren pointed out it was. *doi!* Thank you Lauren!

I had fun working with graphite powder and charcoal pencil for a really rough and rustic looking sketch.

8x10 graphite, charcoal on paper.

31 comments:

adebanji said...

It's fine Sheila, I think it's best to find out from Karin why it hasn't been posted. I don't think it is not up to standard! I hopefully plan to take this on in black and white too!

AutumnLeaves said...

Sheila, I like the gritty element to this one. Just simply perfect for this subject matter - which was not one of my favorites. I thought I had seen this posted but maybe not. Anyway, I like the way you saw this challenge and your results alot! This was not my favorite challenge by far and your handling is superb.

AutumnLeaves said...

Sheila, it IS showing between James Parker and Amy Scrom's work. Lots of entries so you have to scroll down quite a ways! LOL

Manon Doyle said...

Another great piece Sheila! Love charcoal!!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

I think this is great! It looks so urban and smoggy and gritty. What a great medium to do this complicated image. Last time I submitted, it seemed to take forever to get posted. I have been procrastinating on this one. Every time I look at it, all I see is the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man from GhostBusters walking on the buildings. I don't think I'll do that one :)

Lauren Maurer said...

Sheila, it's on there! And it looks GREAT! :)

Art with Liz said...

I can only think it must be the wrong size because I think this is jolly good! And so brave to do this challenge. I wasn't going near it.

Lauren Maurer said...

No problem! :)

Gary Heller said...

You have really nailed the gritty feeeling of a urban rooftop. As you know I love these subjects and your really hits home. There is something very special about the texture and lighting that you have given this. It almost seems to look like chrome in a way, some sort of steely radiance which brings an urban feel in its own.
Well done

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

Super good sketch. Urban scenes are fun to look at.

Celeste Bergin said...

I love this drawing!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Another good one Sheila.
Scroll down just above James, you are in.

Sheila E. said...

Hi Sheila! I think it's terrific! maybe it's the size, it's got to be:
.jpg format;450k size and emailed to:kjurick@mac.com and a link back to you. I hope you try to send again, it deserves to be seen!
Thank You for you comment on mine, I'm going to send it to him since it made you smile!

The Bull said...

Great job on this, I like the raw edgy feel to it!

Kathy said...

Oh so expressive and meaningful. I love this one!

sam said...

Youve done really well with the charcoal Sheila, I think the black and white captures a nice mood in those roof tops

Lindsay said...

Shila, I love this and I wonder if you might share how you use the graphite powder. Do you just smear it all over the page and erase back into it? I love the loose tonal quality you get with it.
Did you go in with the charcoal to get richer darks?

Dean H. said...

Wow...this is sure different for you! Great job!

Mary Paquet said...

Sheila, wonderful, big city feel. Isn't charcoal wonderful!

-Don said...

I can hear the din of the city and smell its smells. Great job of capturing that urban essence.

Michelle said...

Love that sketchy quality...has the "feel" of the city!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

I found this post on Karin's site when she posted it but could not find it on yours to post a comment.
The very urban feel to this is wonderful and your choice of medium adds to that...!

artbyakiko said...

You've done a great charcoal job on this assignment!

Carol Horzempa said...

Sheila, you chose a great "gritty" medium to interpret city rooftops! Very nice!

Lisa Palombo said...

Hi Sheila,

Beautiful drawing! Thank you for visiting my blog. Happy to follow you too.
Best, Lisa Palombo

Hellenne Vermillion said...

Your "rough and rugged sketch" really captured the essence of the subject matter. Great work!You're so talented I'm jealous! There..I said it! LOL!

Elizabeth Chapman said...

Sheila,
I love it! ...great balance in values and the abstract feel it has. I've been thinking lately about working with some charcoal.

Vern Schwarz said...

Great job on this Sheila. You are definitely at home in this medium.

Chuck Dilmore said...

very hot, Sheila.
love this!

Dean Grey said...

Hmmmmm.......

I'm a bit confused, Sheila.

Why is this titled, "Macy's"?

Does this refer to the store or a person's name?

Just wondering!

-Dean

Edward Burton said...

Great piece, Sheila - I the charcoal is very effective.