Friday, 19 October 2012

Some more calendar girls

Well, strictly speaking I didn't paint this week, so I'm not sure whether I should link this to Paint Party Friday. I actually prohibited myself this week to touch my canvases. I must admit I've been looking at them longingly, but I need to get this calendar finished first. And after that I need to build up my stock to sell in a shop here in Brisbane. Not much use to start selling in January, when nobody has any money left and people don't need presents anymore ....

Well, in fact I did paint a tiny little bit ....  I have been looking through my sketches to see which ones I want to use for this calendar, and after I use my coloured pencils on top of the graphite, I always put a transparant layer of titan buff on top. It gives it a softer look I think. So there, you see, I CAN link this to PPF!

I decided to go with Lulu, since I'm in the process of making a diary there also. So if you'd be interested in buying this calendar after it's finished, keep an eye out for it the coming weeks.

I just finished 3 more pages/months:




I'm not sure yet whether I'll use all of these. I have more than 12 sketches, so I might just play a bit with all of them and then decide.

Do you recognize the backgrounds? It's so much fun to be able to use them now!

I've also been experimenting with drawing different body postures. Which is a lot of fun btw ☺ I'm hoping I can use these girls too somewhere in my calendar or in my diary. Here's one page I did:


Well, that's it for this week! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll all have a happy Painting Friday and a lovely weekend! ♥ ♥ ♥

42 comments:

  1. These are beautiful . The combination of painted background and the drawing is magnificent!

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  2. Your calendar girls are so awesome!

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  3. These are wonderful. The neutral tones in the faces is so striking against a more colorful background. Lovely!

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  4. Beautiful calendar pages! I just love the way you do hair and eyes, it's awesome! Backgrounds are lovely,too and create a nice contrast to the girls' faces, as Debbie said...

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  5. those sketches are simply amazing... the line work is great... scrolled up for another look... keep showing us more of them please...xx

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  6. Denthe dit is zoooo mooi. Ik vind je girls zo fantastisch. Zou heel graag les van je willen hebben maar ik denk dat dit zo van binnen uit jou komt dat kun je niet leren. Je figuurtjes onderaan zijn ook prachtrig. Ik ben het vaak aan het tekenen maar blijf zo in hetzelfde hangen. Misschien lukt het me nog een keer. Dit is in ieder geval schitterend werk.
    lieve groetjes
    Marja

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  7. These girls are fantastic! I really love their faces. :)

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  8. I love everything about these girls. Especially the stark contract between the neutral and muted colors and the wildly colorful backgrounds. This combo makes me really pay attention. Can't wait to buy your calendar!

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  9. Wonderful calendar pages ~ Wow! ~ Also the body movement sketches are great ~ ( A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  10. Love the quotes to go along with the lovely lady. I really like your drawings, too, especially the girl with her arms up and the bell bottom pants!

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  11. Great calendar pages. It will be a fine calendar. You are very creative. Inspirational. Great job and can hardly wait to see the full calendar.

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  12. What an awesome talent you have as these beautiful women are flawlessly done!
    I wish you much success with your sales!

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  13. oh these calendar girls are super beautiful!!! love them!!! well done!!!

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  14. Those calendar girls are awesome! I can't wait to see all 12 together. Really beautiful. Happy PPF

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  15. these are so lovely
    and the sketch of the moving, dancing ladies is wonderful!

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  16. They are all fun, but the "dancing" ladies are going to be a winner-calendar page! DO show when you are done...

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  17. Loving the sharp contrast of figures against the bright background, smashing effect. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  18. Wonderful portraits and colors and quotes!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  19. nice work, and those body postures look hard to do! Good job!

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  20. Lovely! She has beautiful eyes.

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  21. gorgeous girls and I love the backgrounds!

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  22. They are so gorgeous! I love the one at the bottom the most!! because of her hair and her pose ;)

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  23. awesome! love the backgrounds -- so fiery and creative!

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  24. you are so talented! Love your free style and of course, the colors!!!!!!!

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  25. such beautiful, soulful renderings and I love the quotes you used with them-wonderful!Happy PPF!

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  26. They are lovely. The eyes are amazing and love the backgrounds with them. HPPF

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  27. They are all so lovely. I can't wait to see your finished calendar x

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  28. Denthe, wow! All of the different poses you create are simply wonderful . I have noticed that you really like the Emily Dickinson quote about hope. I have seen it appear in your art on your website a few times. I love it too! Me favourite girl is the girl with that quote. I love how her hair is flowing in the wind like how I would imagine hope would flow through the air like feathers. I am sure Emily would be honored!

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  29. What beautiful pages and sketches..... I especially love the orangey drippy background in the third one.

    Karenx

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  30. Beautiful work.. and you said you didn't have anything this week for PPF.. yeah right! LOL

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  31. You paint such realistic and beautiful faces...have a great weekend.
    xx

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  32. I like the whimsical quality of your work! Great job!!

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  33. These are real brilliant...beautiful work! Loved the dancing girls too...and not to forget the quotes :) HPPF!
    Deepa
    http://deepazworld.blogspot.com/

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  34. So impressive!! These faces are drop dead gorgeous!!! Love the Nietzsche quote...excellent pages. Those body shapes are fun too!!! Excellent artwork...I certainly understand how time consuming putting it all together is!!I am working on these groupon books I got, deadline is Monday...eeks!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  35. All are very lovely. Luv their dreamy eyes and delicate facial features, very beautiful!
    Good luck with the calendar sales.

    Annabelle m^._.^m ~^..^~

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  36. Your calender is such a good idea, the work you are making to put inside is lovely. I love the contrast between the girls and the colourful backgrounds and your quotes are are funny and inspirational, I am sure the finished article will be a very popular and beautiful gift.

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  37. Love love your gorgeous calendar girls Denthe... very inspiring... and wonderful sketches of body postures...

    Jenny ♥

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  38. The postures are so lively! Beautiful girls, cool quotes and colourful backgrounds. :)

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  39. Oh Wow Denthe...Beautiful! These are totally exquisite works...and all super fabulous..dazzling and outstanding!! Wowness..I really enjoyed this post..Shine on..your art and creations are powerful!
    Victoria

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  40. I love these beautiful gals with the quotes! Your drawings are lovely.
    Hugs and blessings
    Kelly

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  41. WoW! I am soooo fascinated!! =) gorgeous drawings!! =)

    the one with "you have your way, I have my way".. it's just looking as she is saying that! =)

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