14. October 2007 · Comments Off on “Lilies” · Categories: Art · Tags: , , , ,

Lilies This is another one of Christy’s special “sketches” made by putting oil pastels on top of india ink and then scratching down with a razer.

This is the first one she’s done that wasn’t about people. Instead, she took pictures of the lilies around our apartment complex through the winter, and then based the sketch on those. It’s pretty fun, and she knocked it out from scratch to finish this afternoon!

This piece is also titled, “Self Portrait As A Zombie.” It’s the last in this series of three sketches (“Sick” was the first and “Everything Hurts” the second) all using layers of India ink and pastels, then scraped off with a razor blade.

Why Do My Hands Hurt So Much?

Zombie Hands! Otherwise known as: one of many reasons joint pain sucks.
Why Do My Hands Hurt So Much? - Detail

“Everything Hurts” is another sketch by Christy done in two sessions over a weekend. For a while, every joint in her body was causing her pain.

Everything Hurts

A detail shot:
Everything Hurts - Detail
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22. April 2007 · Comments Off on Sick · Categories: Art · Tags: , , , ,

Christy has had a rough few months, and a couple of weekends ago she took a break from the portrait to do a quick “sketch” about that period. She titled it “Sick” and created it by adding pastels on top of India ink, and then used a razor blade to draw by scraping the pastel off.


A zoomed in shot, showing some of the detail:
Sick - Detail

I added another version, taken in the sun, after the jump.
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