Sunday, February 20, 2011

Opposites


I am

pencil lines on 120 lb paper... crayons and fingerpaints on a paper bag

traditionally rendered with careful details... stylized forms loosely drawn

black, white and shades of gray... bright, bold and beautiful colors

soft pastels and watercolor washes... expressive acrylics fearlessly splashed

I am layer upon layer in an ever-changing, ever-evolving collage

I am

still figuring it out.


 
Today's Sunday Sketch was inspired by February's "opposites" theme over at The Sketchbook Challenge blog.  Have you visited that blog yet?  So, so much inspiration - it's fantastic.

After I drew this self portrait, I discovered that this week's Illustration Friday theme is "layer".  Hmmm... that seems to fit too.  Don't you just love it when that happens?

Don't forget to stop by Sophia's blog to see what my friends have created this week!

34 comments:

  1. Great interpretation of the many themes this week<, Kristin. Fabulous self-protrait just as it is, but I look forward to seeing how you continue to evolve.

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  2. Kristin, wow, this is fun. I really like seeing YOU in different mediums. so fun and playful to create something like this.
    I love visiting your work, it always brightens my day
    I wil check out the blog you mentioned! have a great day! xxoo

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  3. Strikingly beautiful. Love this! :-D

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  4. Love this, it expresses the theme of opposite perfectly. I will check out the sketchbook blog and see if I will have time, sounds fun.

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  5. That's an intriguing painting. I think it's a good thing if we never stop figuring out the many layers of ourselves. And I love synchronicities.

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  6. Hi Kristin,

    Love this..it reminds me of one of Andy Wahol's pictures that he did of Mick Jagger... Couldn't agree more when you can two for the price of one...was going to put "kill two birds with one stone" that just seems well...cruel really...

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  7. you are:

    TALENTED!

    totally so!

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  8. Beautiful self portrait, love all the themes thrown in there, wonderful piece!

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  9. As soon as I saw this I went "wow!". Such a powerful piece. Very cleverly done.

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  10. Wow I really love this a lot! Very clever. ☺

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  11. Wow! This is really powerful! I love the words too and I am a huge fan of self-portraits as I think they are very revealing...this one is no exception. Love her eyes and mouth especially and the mixed mediums are great too.

    Love it and love to see this side of your art!

    Smiles and have a great Sunday my friend!

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  12. This is great - great theme! Finger paints - so much fun, not just for kids!

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  13. Wonderful!!

    Love the contrasts and all the different techniques, Kristin!

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  14. Kristin,

    I really like this. It reminds me of a similar sketch/painting I did back in college for art class. I should post it sometime. I love the emotions and feelings an "opposite" sketch brings to the surface. Great job!

    Happy SS! =)

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  15. This is wonderful work as usual Kristin. This 'opposites' theme is so interesting.

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  16. I love this! We are all made of many layers. What a great interpretation! Love this Kristin! I love everything you do. You are so talented!

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  17. This is great and I love the different styles....bet it was great fun to create.

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  18. Thank you for the welcome to Sunday Sketches! Your self-portrait is amazing. Great concept and brushstrokes.

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  19. Fantastic piece you did. Fantastic self portait.

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  20. Love this! so many different layers, so many mediums. Nicely done.

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  21. I love the eyes in this, kinda haunting in a non-creepy way. The stark red of the lips and the colour on the right side, bleach out the left side and makes me search for its reason.

    Interesting piece.

    Nutty
    (finally getting out and about)

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  22. wonderful piece, both art and poem. Thank you!

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  23. Wow... O.O Amazing work, and what a cool idea with half colored, half black&white...

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  24. inspiring work ... the one side is earthy and the other side is polished. Makes me think of how our real, earthy self stays hidden.

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  25. wonderful combination of text and drawing

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  26. Very, veery nice! This one is really impressive! :)

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  27. I love the way the different mediums mesh in with one another. So interesting!

    I am so excited you're joining in the fun with my giveaway of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Book!! I just can't hardly wait to see who it goes to first.

    That sketchbook challenge blog sounds fun.

    Happy Creating,
    Jaime
    artsyfartsyme

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  28. Awesome! I actually just did something very much like this. (Had no clue about the sketchbook challenge though) Gonna go check it out now.

    xo

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  29. Simply stunning work. So glad you are sharing it.

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  30. WOW - BEST COLOR COMMENTARY I HAVE READ... beautiful work - perfect for sketchbook challenge.
    cheers,dana

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