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Sunday, 27 June 2010

Tears of a clown?

This graphite/coloured pencil drawing is my submission for this weeks' Inspiration Avenue challenge - "Circus". 

It's a bit 70s and kitsch-y but I think I quite like that about it! You can see all the circus themed submissions here.

15 comments:

  1. Wow, that's such a characterful drawing. You really captured the old clown so well. Lovely!

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  2. Oh I love it! Love the vintage kitschy feel about it. This is exactly what comes to my mind when I think of the circus. Thanks for playing.

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  3. AAH love this..
    Just goes to show you are never to old to be a clown :)

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  4. I love your clown. I like the black and white with a show of color.Nice!!

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  5. Oh, this is fabulous, Angie! I love his kind face and the lovely lines of the drawing. Very inspired to add just a bit of color. Of course you had to add red to his nose :D

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  6. This is GREAT! I really love the selective color pops!

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  7. This is wonderful! I love all the detail you put into his face and then used color to draw the eye down though the piece- his eyes and hands are my favorite bits! Gorgeous!

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  8. Wow, Angie, you nailed this one. I love the combination of color and black and white. I would never have thought to do that. It is such a neat piece.

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  9. Thanks everyone for you lovely comments :)

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  10. Just came to visit...closed my eyes. Clowns scare me. Hello!

    tootles,
    bunny

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  11. Very interesting. I've never painted clowns before bcos I always thought there's something creepy abt them. Too much make up perhaps! But you artwork captures d humanness in a clown!

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  12. Bunny hi! Sorry to have given you a fright, and you too Eva! Fear of clowns is more common than I thought!

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  13. He is wonderful, I love the combination of b/w and colour, gorgeous detail in the face. Yes I know about clown fear, I decided to stencil clowns on my DD bedroom walls when she was very small and now she hates them I reckon its fear actually!!

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  14. Hi Angie, I love this! Yes the clown phobia thing is quite common I think, my partner hates them and a friend of our has a daughter who has HUGE panic attacks if she sees one or anyone wearing face paint for fancy dress too.

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