|6 Mar 2002|| Doris 'Riana' Lettmann|
I like the way you combined strong, black outlines with soft pastels, the picture looks like a stained glass window or something like that. Also the stylized things like the water or her nose look very nice Kim Marie McPhee
replies: "*sniffs* Thank you so much!"
|19 May 2002|| Linda Gock|
Another wonderfully inked picture! I think the pastels have gone well and made the whole piece more vibrant than if you had coloured it with watercolours. Kim Marie McPhee
replies: "Ya, I should try this combination again ne?"
|18 Jul 2002|| Eric de Wit ( Finland)|
It would be nice to see some normal figures and faces.
Of normal people, older women or men.. Fat ones too..
Not just nearly anorectik women. Kim Marie McPhee
replies: "It would,.....I have drawn them,......it's just this is the one I finished."
|4 Apr 2004|| Ruth Emma Latchford|
What a beautiful piece of artwork! Your quality of line is enviable! *envy, envy, envy*
I have a print in my bedroom, the title of which escapes me, but it's a well-known Oriental painting/inkwork, featuring long boats & men feverishly trying to stay afloat in these almost mountainous waves. The way the waves are rendered are very much like your work in this picture. Unless I had a reference, I wouldn't even be able to get near reproducing that!
The pastels work very well indeed & I'm itching to have a go myself now, I haven't used them since college!
As for names - Hina is the Hawaiian goddess of fish & Kilenya & Koleyna are both Native American names for coughing fish.
((¸¸.·´ ..·´ -:¦:- Ruth -:¦:-
-:¦:- ((¸¸.·´* Kim Marie McPhee
replies: "Well the style of these waves, and pretty much all waves that look like this, is one of the famious block prints from Japan, the series called "View of Mt. Fuji" or something like that. It's a classic in the Japanese block prints so it should be easy to find.
Go for it! I use Q-tips to help smudg with the chalk pastels, and some fingers.
I like Hina! Mostly cause one of my fav mangas a year back was Love Hina. ;-)"
|2 Aug 2004|| Ruth Emma Latchford|
Well I now know the block print I have is referred to as 'The Great Wave' & saw a documentary about it not long after I wrote my original comment!
Yours running off to get q-tips,
.¸¸,ø¤º°*»Ruth«*°º¤ø,¸¸. Kim Marie McPhee
replies: "Horray! Can't wait to see what you come up with! "
|17 Aug 2004|| Patrick R Derksen|
Oooh. It's probably better that you did it with pastels because the colours are bolder, and that works well for this piece. I like the way the lines flow and curve; they keep your eye moving. Kim Marie McPhee
replies: "Thanks! I'm going for the brush stroke look in my lines, flowing from thick to thin, keeps the eye moving like you said."
|22 Sep 2004|| Barbora *IcicLe* Urbankova|
i love her eyes, and especially her HAIR! Kim Marie McPhee
replies: "Thanks! Cheap chalk pastels rock!"
|26 Jan 2005|| The eye will always bleed|
She reminds me of a barbie i had and im meaning it in the nice way
i love her face and like one of the other people typed i love the hair to
its great and the chalk pastels worked really really well Kim Marie McPhee
replies: "Ya,....I should try using those again soon ne?"
|28 Jan 2005|| LiS Li|
Out of all of your art thumbnails, this one caught my eye instantly with the shape and colors. The waves are drawn magnetically to her as she stands aphrodite-esque. I was wondering where her left arm went to unless it's hidden perfectly behind the right arm? She's lovely~ Kim Marie McPhee
replies: "Her arm is supost to be behind her arm fin-thingy."
|22 Apr 2006|| Natalie Adams|
why are her hands tied?
great pic =D