Thursday, May 10, 2012

They See Me Foldin', They Drapin'

Charcoal Dress
______....Patrollin' they be tryin' to catch me drawin' dirty. Tryin' to catch me drawin' dirty. Tryin' to catch me drawin' dirty.

______How's that for an awful song remake? 



Dress Detail

______"Hey, Ali, who sings the real version of that song?"
______Chamillionaire, of course.
______"Yeah, let's keep it that way!"
______Well.

______Anyway, here are two charcoal drapery studies that I was required to do with for my Drawing I class! Drawing with charcoal can be quite the messy task. You kind of tend to get it all over your face and your whole body, and then when you're done with the class, it doesn't look like you walked out of art class--it looks like you got into a brawl since the charcoal marks resemble bruises. It doesn't help that the charcoal likes to pretty much stain your skin and not wash off until the entire campus is convinced that you're one tough chick. That, or a victim of roommate abuse. 

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______I like to think I'm pretty tough. I mean, how many people can brag about being able to beat the tar out of small, immobile things that can't attack back (such as, but not limited to: Furbies, chess sets, and sand-filled hula hoops)? That's what I thought. Not many. 

______Stay strong out there, citizens. The world is merciless.


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Drapery Study + Dress Drapery Study, charcoal, Drawing I, Spring 2012

17 comments:

Celia Indriana said...

great blog! mind to follow back?

Nicole said...

You make an awesome song writer! ;) Love your style of writing too. Great post!
Have an awesome weekend!
xxx

Nathalie Kartika Putri said...

Great song!

natzcracker

LyddieGal said...

Yeah, I got some cloth shoes stained by charcoal so badly that I just had to throw them away when i was done with the class!
But it's still kind of a really fun medium, and your drawings are so life-like, I just want to go put that skirt on and twirl...
Chic on the Cheap

b e a t r i c e said...

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Well... said...

Haha, yes you are one tough chick!
And amazingly artistic. Dang Ali, didn't know you had this talent! These are amazing. I thought they were pictures at first haha.

Trendy Teal

Bernadeth said...

omg that's so lovely!

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Claire said...

very nice! love it :)

anton belardo said...

yeah it tends to get really messy but the drawings are really nice Good job! i miss doing pencil illustrations
will try again when i get the free time :D

have a lovely weekend dear!

kisses A.

Nicole Testa said...

Oh my goodness, Ali! You're such an amazing artist! Back in my high school art classes, I used to LOVE using charcoal. It's fun to mess around with, and it can have some awesome results. HOLY COW THIS IS GREAT. and your song is "off the hook."

Joyce said...

Oooo dang, you are so good at charcoal drawing. It looks so real and drape-y, so cool :)

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Wao, these turned out AMAZING!!! You are sooooo talented!!!

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monica said...

hahahaha this is clever

jess said...

That turned out so well. It's very realistic.

Leigh Ann said...

Lovely! Yes charcoal can be quite messy!!

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Picture, or .. Good posts of success, happiness ...

Jaie Pope said...

You make an awesome song writer! ;) Love your style of writing too. Great post! Have an awesome weekend! xxx