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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Smirking Buddha


Object #5 -- a Buddha statue / votive candle holder (sans candle). Maybe it was the way I was sitting crooked in the chair, but I ended up giving him a very un-Buddah-like smirk, which I have only just noticed, several days later. Maybe he's in transition to being the happy buddha. Who knows?

This was a Christmas gift from my friend Renee -- actually my husband ended up with it when we did a white elephant Christmas. We had the best time, and I was really glad we ended up with this! So -- it also gets to count as EDM challenge #98 (?) -- "draw a gift you received."

Meanwhile -- I think I'm going to have to try a re-draw, but will do it in a different medium!

(The technical bit -- watercolor and ink in Moleskine)
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12 comments:

Bonny said...

This is a gorgeous drawing - regardless of how you were sitting. To me, personally, I like the fact that he's not quite straight.It's like a representation of life itself: it's never perfect.

Teri C said...

I really like this, the way you put color in such strategic places. So effective and hmm, I do detect a smirk.

Diahn said...

Smirky buddha...could turn into a trend. I like it! Love the splashes of color and the off-center placement. Very Zen.

495 to go...

C. Ousley said...

Nice work. Greetings from a fellow Tennessean.

littlemithi said...

Lovely lovely ... I love the colours, so peaceful - really suits a sitting Buddha.

Casey said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Linda. You've gotten all the fine detail but kept a loose free approach. I love it!

Nina Johansson said...

Beautiful! The application of color looks loose and free and gives a perfect sense of light and shadow in this drawing. Great!

Lindsay said...

This is a lovey, loose sketch. Wow 500 objects!! Great beginning and I'm along for the ride! Can't wait to see #2

Jim said...

Love that loose feel in this sketch and if you hadn't mentioned the smirk, I wouldn't have noticed. Nice work!

Redheaded Stepchild said...

I think it looks great. I love your use of color in this.

mrana said...

Have to agree with everyone about your use of colour and composition here, its terrific!

Evy said...

I love this drawing! The loose pen & ink sketch and color application. It's so spontaneous and refreshing!