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well I began this with the model last week and it was a mess but I think a bit of hard work on it has been rewarded!
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SnafuBE Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016
A great piece.
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derekjones Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
a lovely model - only posed a couple of times
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SnafuBE Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016
That is a shame but you did get a great drawing
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
ships that passed in the night!
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chrissmas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
another pastel masterpiece....
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
sadly she stopped modelling ...
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AnandamayaKoso Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
many thanks
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:iconlaernu:
Laernu Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
you recreate a feeling that yet I can't master.
your whole gallery talks so much, that invokes the need
to question myself.
For such beautiful reflections of what you see
stun me. And I do realize. but only realize.
and this title won me over.
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
lovely comment .. thank you
some days it is hard to "see" the model and sometimes the drawings are better for it if I work hard...
some of your photographs tell me you have a wonderful eye
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Laernu Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
thanks
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feldjaeger1757 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tollkühne striche mit einzigartigem effekt!
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
vielen Dank für Kommentar
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kissakuningatar Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow stunning work!
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks - some of your work reminds me of Munch...
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:iconkissakuningatar:
kissakuningatar Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Oww thank you i am honoured:)
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:iconseizou:
seizou Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the vibration, good work!
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you - it must have something as it sold!
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markroutt Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
i love this drawing...very well done. thanks for sharing.
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
a very lovely piece my friend! :thumbsup:
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
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semi234-part2 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Love the proverbially brushwork of this one.
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks- interesting expression!
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:iconbtbartist:
BTBArtist Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning piece, love the colours the strokes, the application ... beautiful
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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:icon13pavel:
13PaVel Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow!
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks - I think!
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glasspencil Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Derek--- another great one-- form and freshness your work is really a gas---- as in Degas!
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derekjones Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
aaah - to be mentioned in the same sentence as the man!
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glasspencil Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Degas---- wasn't he great--- and he painted all those women gettting into the bathtub by looking through the keyhole of the bathroom door..... and all those little girls in tutu's hiding behind a backstage curtain... and what was his deal with hats!!

I got to see many of his works in the Musee d'Orsay in Paris... it was soooo wonderful very fresh and spontaneous. You know there is "strength" in the deliberate mark... and that works so well with pastel... I like the way you finish off the highlights of the form with marks following contour.

I've been focusing in my figure drawing efforts to work more with deliberate marks... I've been blocking in with straight lines and it's surprising how much strength there is in a simplified straight line block in... It forces one to simplify and not be seduced into following every little small patch of value. I suspect that is what you are doing with your flatter watercolor values...

I always enjoy your work and follow your website as well as here. One question--- am guessing your drawings are in the 11" X 15" size --- am I right..

Thanks for sharing your work

Daryl
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derekjones Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
yes the size you mention is about right...
I was certainly spellbound by the man's pastels in Paris....
He and Schiele and Sargent have always inspired me... wish some of their genius had rubbed off on me...
I am trying hard to work stuff less - I don't know if you know the work of English figure painter Bernard Dunstan but google him and you will see someone who works with a mosaic of seductive touches,,,, mainly oils but his pastels are magic - the drawing I have just loaded onto my blog is an attempt to learn from him....
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johnpaulthornton Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Yeah, this is a really good one.

The struggle, whatever it was, is only perceptible in that it adds a perceived depth and richness.

It's not too facile of a drawing , as a result.

Really, one of your best.
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derekjones Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I suppose I worry about being facile - Singer Sargent often seems that but his natural ability was so immense he avoided it
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Auoro Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
very nice you are making realy nice volums shapes
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derekjones Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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Sarah-IKB Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
It's great to snatch victory. Most satisfying - well done!

It doesn't look like you've struggled with it at all, it's so fresh and spontaneous.
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derekjones Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Sarah - if only Newcastle United could snatch victory at the last moment...
but thanks - I am glad it looks spontaneous!
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Sarah-IKB Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
They should try and snatch it early! :D
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johnpaulthornton Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
It totally works.

Very fresh and flowing.


JohnPaul
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derekjones Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you - I had such a time with this one - the waste bin seemed the most likely aim!
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Shadeck Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Beautyfull, clear work!
Gratulation!
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks - if you has seen it yesterday it was a mess!!!
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