dimanche 5 juin 2011

Taking a break, finally

I'm having a little time on my hands today so here I am, blogging again after two months away... How time flies, really. I've been reading, of course, although maybe not as much as usual.


On the left is what has been my favorite series of books for a long time, the Gaïa series by John Varley, great science fiction saga, space opera, awesome and delirious. I'm not enjoying it as much this time, maybe because it's the fourth time I read it, or maybe because I'm getting old and easily bored, I don't know.
On the right is the last Kate Atkinson novel, fourth in the Jackson Brodie series, and it was wonderful, and unique, and perfect as all her books have been for now.


A few portraits, from a page I begun in march, still not completely filled. I draw faces almost everyday, though, some fast and some very very fast (not showing those : ), but they're the most interesting in terms of learning !). I always draw very quickly, anyway, otherwise I get bored. (I think there might be a pattern, here, somewhere).

And this is just an experiment, in writing and putting paint on a page, because I've not been painting much, not been inspired, and I missed it. So I found this forgotten little sketch book under my bed, dusted it and began to fill it with paint and words and it feels good just doing it. Most often it doesn't feel good watching the results, though, but that's not the point.


My final tests, after my two years course in sophrology (kind of relaxation therapy) are in five days. If I'm not ready now I'll never be.

11 commentaires:

winna a dit…

love the whole concept of the bud and the colors you used etc...the faces look so well done and are very interesting to see...

bettyfromtexas a dit…

Welcome back!! You have been missed! I love that quote by Anais Nin . . . you portrayed it perfectly on the page. And your book sketches are always beautiful!!!

PAMO a dit…

Best wishes for your upcoming exams! I'm sure you'll do splendidly.

I always love seeing your work. I think you draw fantastic faces and your colorful books are always a joy to read about.

Thank you too for your always welcomed comment on my blog. In a month or two I'll have a little cartoon book I'm sending out to blog friends... I'd love for you to have one.

freebird a dit…

Fast sketching is good. If that is what suits you then great! I love your books page and your faces are better than any I have drawn. Welcome back.

Cathy Holtom a dit…

Great sketches, especially the Kate Atkinson cover. I've just finished one of the Jackson Brodie books, I hadn't realised there were more!

Sasa a dit…

Great sketches! I don't know why but I really love seeing books being sketched. Maybe it is combination of seeing sketches themselves AND seeing what others read :-)

whatidoisme a dit…

Lovely work, and good luck in the exams.
Sue

Sandra a dit…

Delighted to have you back. Good luck on the tests.

Alex a dit…

Glad to see you back in action. =) As you already know, I've been missing in action as well... thanks for your comments and concern.
Love your book cover drawings as always, and the faces are great! =) Good luck in your exam!

Kristin Dudish a dit…

Great post - I love, love, love that quote!

Good luck with your exams!

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I just love the painting of the book to the left, you didnt miss single detail there, wonderful. The portraits are great, I like them in the black and white... Welcome back, and yes, time does fly : )