Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Shades of Gray


Bonjour, mes amis! How are you? I'm sorry for being a tad bit quiet lately, but I have been busy as a bee working and taking care of the kids at home. Also, my studio was looking a little dusty and dreary, so I decided to clean up and get organized. I even found some black and white study drawings of my previous work that are now up for sale in my shop...

 
 
 


Don't you just love black and white drawings? I think there's something very beautiful in their simplicity that makes them stand out from the rest. I love how the shades of gray create a depth of its own and sometimes even the simplest of sketch could show such a dramatic effect. It's just wonderful how they could catch your eye in an instant, even among colors. I'm reminded of the times when I first learned this drawing technique, and you too should be able to learn how to create dramatic black and white drawings through art classes.

I guess sometimes simplicity speaks louder than anything else. Wouldn't you agree? :)




14 comments:

  1. You are absolutely right, Amalia! Simplicity not only in art, but in life, too (in one's behaviour, clothes, lack of make-up...). What a find! I like all drawings!
    About the grey colour... We were in Kenya during the raining period. The rain always poured, all of a sudden, usually for a short time. And the sun showed again among the clouds. One day I realized that they had different nuances of grey! A lot of nuances... They were so beautiful!

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  2. looove black and white pieces, specially super pretty ones like yours! :)

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  4. Are these just 'studies'? Wow! They're gorgeous! Yes I agree, they have a softness and strength all at the same time, beautiful.
    Jess xx

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  5. Great shades of grey indeed. I like thr way you draw the hair.

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  6. Well, I'm pretty simple in lots of ways, but I can really shout loud!

    I think your work is anyting but simple, regardless of the 'shade' or saturation. I guess your studio should be pretty clean by now. I actually put my paints in the order the other day - I usually have a big pile of them and when I use a pigment in a painting I put it in a box with all the other colours I have used for that painting - but this time I lined them up - I discovered I have five cad oranges and six cad reds !! It;s cause they costs o much money I rearely use them, but then when I go to the shop I buy another one - gah I am a thickhead :) see you

    Oh your work is beautiful but you should know that :)

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  7. they are lovely Amalia, I love black and white and yours are so neat and clean for study drawings. I'm sure your studio is pristine now. Would you like to come and work on mine for a while ;)

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  8. hmmm, there was supposed to be a question mark in there...

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  9. Hi Amalia, these black and white drawings are absolutely wonderful!

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  10. These drawings are so beautiful Amalia! And I know what you mean about black and white drawings, they are so striking. Big hugs to you, I hope you are doing well! :) ~Lauren

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  11. I love your art!!! I never get tired of it! just perfection!

    smiles
    xo

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  12. Gorgeous illustrations Amalia..and I just smile at your header..it's captivating!! Hope you and your precious ones are well!

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  13. Gorgeous, and I wholeheartedly agree. I love black and white, whether it be in drawings or photographs. Timeless classics. These are tres elegant!

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