Sunday, April 27, 2008

Affinity

It's finally done and finally scanned. I'm very very happy about how this turned out. It ended up taking me a total of 30 and a half hours over four days. I pulled an all-nighter at one point, worked for 10 and a half hours in one day, and went to sleep at 5 am. It's about 25 x 19 inches. Here's the description I put with it on DeviantART:

"She wasn't sure what it was...whether it was the elegance of their figures, or the grace of their movements, or the power of their limbs. Perhaps it was the flexing of their paws as they walked or the bobbing of their tails or the way their manes flowed over their necks. She wasn't sure what it was...Maybe it was those golden eyes and the intensity with which their gazes met...She couldn't describe it. But whatever it was, it drove her to this life and she could not resist it...

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My final project for my Figure Drawing class. Props to my three awesome friends/models who were willing to climb all over Rock Canyon Park like wild animals for me. I don't know that many people have friends who'd be willing to do that for the sake of art.

(Prismacolor pencil on "camel" Ingre paper - 30 hours...over 4 days. So not healthy.)"

6 comments:

rachelmbingham said...

Wow.....

I'm speechless...absolutly amazing.....

rachelmbingham said...

And yes, Chelsea, I remember the Dinosaur park with you and your sisters, and even Brian. Remember when we went with David's kids too? so fun. I miss those days!

Niklas Schröder said...

Wow. I certainly wasn't expecting something of this calibre! Dang! Amazing job. ;)

Shelli said...

I agree with everyone else, simply amazing art!!!

Wendy Stebar said...

Wow, Chelsea!
( I just read the other comments after typing that first line and realized how many other people have that same first reaction of "WOW")
I love the insight the 'story paragraph' gives us into the thoughts and making of this unusual girl that is so drawn to the animal she is imitating... is there more to this story you've written down?

Amber said...

Chelsea, are you kidding me??? That is such an amazing picture!!! And your description even adds to it. :)