A warm thank you for taking the time out to view and comment on so many of my pieces, I like your "underwater/mermaid" concept it adds an element of mystery to the work. I've been wanting to do an underwater piece for a while, perhaps you picked up on that
I'm feeling a wee bit sheepish because it could have taken an hour or two more. I worked on it three days, roughly two hours a day. The figures are from reference models so they didn't take too long, and the rest was just having fun with swirls and lines Thank you for your kind words. Always appreciated.
What do you mean you're not too happy with this?!? it's beautiful J! The tone is wonderful, and yes, you've gotten so much better at faces! Their pose is just perfect, and I love the sotry behind it all. I never knew any of that! There's some rather intricate ink work in there, and you should indeed be proud. The fact that you finished it all faster than usual and it still turned out better than most of what the majority of people could make should only attest to just how talented you are...very talented, in case you weren't sure Lovely ladies...and now I have a Les Miserables song stuck in my head
You're awesome K and you have an honest way of commenting and I appreciate it greatly. Thank you. And what song? Oh I probably shouldn't have asked that because now it might be stuck in your head again.
I'm happy to hear that you like it, I think it is great that there are people like you on DA to provide inspiration for creativity and challenges through art contests, truly one of the beautiful things DA has to offer. Yeah Ziegfeld did some incredible set design work that was uniquely different from other work of his time. He did quite a few Broadway productions at the turn of the twentieth century didn't he?
Oh you're welcome, you help the DA world go 'round. The only info I have regarding the Ziegfeld girls comes from what I learned in art history and I remember most of the women being dressed in elaborate and unusual clothing and costumes, but at that time more and more photographers in the art scene were doing nude photo shoots, most in the name of art and reference models but some (actually a lot from what I remember) were being sold as just pictures of nude women. It was the first time women were being photographed nude and there was a huge demand for these photos for artistic purposes and (unfortunately) other. I have an old book with photographs of many of the art nouveau models from 1900-1914 and most are nude, this gave the artist artistic license to create the attire for the model. Anyways I think like all new things the Ziegfeld girls represented the new era of sexy art and show hence the risque and nude photographs. That is all I really know about it.
That is such an incredibly lovely thing to say.. "inspiration for creativity and challenges through art contests" I am really chuffed by that - it actually inspires me more to do what i do with this account. So Thankyou.
On another note, I got posed a question recently via newsgroup about why the Zeigfeld girls were photographed nude and risque etc.. no body else thus far can find a plausable reason; and I was wondering as you seem to know a bit about Zeigfelds if you had any ideas.
I have seen my fair lady, though it was many years ago now, and I'm sure my drawing has little to do with the movie and in all honesty little to do with the races but I had to represent the ones who could never afford the, or were unwelcome at, the horse track. I read it in a book on the art nouveau movement and was touched by the honesty of these artists. And thank you so much for your kind words and yes I have to continue to improve my faces, one step at a time I guess.
In all honesty, I'm not too happy with it, I did it in roughly five hours. I have two projects I'm working on but I wanted to get something in for the contest. I drew way too quickly and penned in the structure with little thought, perhaps I'll grow to like it. Thank you Kim.