Monday, February 08, 2010

CREATIVE TUESDAY: Muse Within


( Muse Within )

For this week’s Creative Tuesday theme, Muse , I did a simple pen and ink line drawing.

My ‘muses’ are always artists from the past. Of course the Pre-Raphaelite painters hold the greatest inspiration for me, along with 19th century Paris Academe masters. The latter required their students/apprentices to use sculpture from antiquity as models to perfect the human form and I do this with my students as well. I actually still use a lot of statuary for models in my own drawings/illustrations, altering them in subtle ways, even idealizing them to reflect a certain mood or to give a particular appearance. This drawing was a combination of those influences and resources. My ancient muse here is gazing into a mirror, searching for her own inner muse.

18 comments:

LadyCat said...

She is beautiful and so is your drawing! I really like how you use the dots throughout...very interesting technique. Excellent job, Rebecca : )

Betsy said...

It's perfect, Rebecca! Lovely...and how unique having a muse look for it's own muse! :)

willow said...

Beautiful muse, Rebecca. Yes, I can see that wonderful Pre-Raphaelite influence here. Well done!

Mmm said...

Oh, I love the interpretation. The muses musing herself as it were. I was thiinking too how stauesque she looked adn yes, Pre-Raphaelite too. Excellent. The process itself as you explained is perfect as it's right up CT's primary with the process of just simply creating being just as significant as any end result. your style here is so unique. Love it.

I like too how the mirror is made of dotted lines as indeed are the interior lines of her hair and robes--that playoff the one real, the other reflecting the real is very clever too, intended or not! :) Thank you for your contribution, Rebecca, and yes, in time too! :) I'm adding it now to my side bar now.

Skip Simpson said...

Very beautiful drawing! :)

La Petite Gallery said...

Lovely drawing Rebecca.
Clever,
A muse looking for
a muse.. nice style.
You Have Got Talent!!!!


yvonne

Protege said...

Beautiful. I love its simplicity.
xo
Zuzana

Rebecca said...

Thanks everyone...

..and thanks, Mr. Toast, for lightening the image:)

Bachelor said...

I agree; you are very talented. Thanks for sharing. Time got away from me and I didn't get my entry in this round :(
Best as always!
The Bach

Queenmothermamaw said...

Great job and what an art lesson via Mr. T. This is a great learning tool for a little newbie like me.
QMM

Christine said...

beautiful interpretation, sort of makes me think of the statue of Liberty too.

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Very nice drawing !!
Beautiful !

Susan said...

beautiful!!!

Mmm said...

I see you'll be watching LOSt tonight. one fo the guys in there was my classmate in fact. Weird.

Just coming back her to see that muse sketch adn to let you know you can sign up for thr new theme. LOL. Can't wait to see what you do for it, if you are so willing..

Michelloui said...

This is not only a beautiful piece, but very effective--because of course the muse is within. I love this!

Tom said...

really like the drawing...she has very nice arms. Too much hair, though.

Rebecca said...

LOL!!! Tom, too much hair?... Then you would have never noticed the contour of her arms ;^)...

Charm and Grace said...

Rebecca, I love your line drawing and always enjoy seeing the work of other artists. I also enjoyed your sharing of the titian-haired beauties in your previous post.

Thanks so much for sharing those,
Christi