Friday, 16 January 2015

16/01: The Last Post .... For a Few Days

Going to be too busy to post here for a little while .... so just thought I'd show my final tweaks on the 4 entries I've submitted to the UKCPS judging panel.   Deadline is 11 February but we're not going to be around very much for a while so couldn't risk missing it.   Now they've been submitted I'll stop playing with them.

I finally decided on the title 'A taste of Summer'  focussing on his bottle of Minute Maid and the sunshine on his skin.    I found out the juice must be Mango rather than Orange based on the shape of the glass bottle sold in Spain.   I evened out some of the shadows/highlights on his face as they looked a bit harsh in the drawing even though they're in my ref. photo.


'The Flasher' hasn't had much done to him but I did blend lots of white pencil into the watery background to even out some of the distracting lines/colours.    I do wish I'd drawn him without a background .... but hindsight and all that  LOL


and 'The Hair-Braider's Daughter' - couldn't think of an appropriate title so here she is ... probably not the best advert for her Mother's occupation.  The braids look as though she's having a bit of a bad hair day


and the Blue Tit .... apologies if you're bored with seeing the same pics but they've been submitted and that's an end to them till after the judging.   Results will be known first week in March I believe


Now got to do a final clean/polish as have family 'house-sitting' next week whilst we are away on our favourite island - Fuerteventura.    The weather in the Canaries isn't brilliant just now but it will be around 15 degrees warmer there than in Kent so I'm certainly not complaining.



10 comments:

J. Gibson Art Studio said...

So glad to get to see all the entries in one post. My favorite is the Hair Braider's Daughter as your people portraits are always so amazing and you're terrific with people of color. I personally like the title but a portrait of any other name would still be as sweet, to paraphrase Shakespeare!

The others are every bit as good and I'm sure they'll all be accepted unless there's a limit. The titles you've chosen for the little boy and the cormorant are brilliant and sure to catch attention.

Please let us know as soon as you hear anything!

Have fun in Fuerte and enjoy that warmer weather for all of us stuck in the cold!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

have a nice time and good luck with the show :) -2c here at the moment, but the weather people are saying it feels like-8 :/send some warm weather here :p

Jo said...

Love them but particularly the hair braider's daughter. Wish you the best of luck and have a great trip.

Bev said...

Good luck with your entries Sue, love the little boy and the title is perfect! I like the background for your flasher ;-), I think with wildlife a background adds another dimension and a sense of place so it becomes just that bit more than just a portrait.

Cathy Holtom said...

I love the hair and plaits, beautiful pieces. Good luck!

Studio at the Farm said...

These are all wonderful, Sue! I love "The Flasher", and that name is great!!
Kathryn

Sue Clinker said...

Thanks ladies. We've lost our internet connection (hopefully temporarily) so having to use WiFi at local bar (tough life) so not able to check out Blogs etc regularly for a few days

hmuxo said...

Hair Braider's daughter is OUTSTANDING, Sue! Definitely a winner!! The best of luck !!!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Each of these pieces is just so amazing, Sue. I run out of adjectives!

Sue Clinker said...

Thanks again ... now back in England where the weather is sunny but very, very cold. Just catching up with everything this weekend and will be starting work on new arty stuff next week.