Thursday, May 14, 2009

red



self portrait in red... long days at work. tired, but not much sleep, tonight i'm doing a bisque fire, so i can glaze and finish firing stuff for the 23rd. too bad i have to get up in 5 hours, maybe i should try to go to bed...

13 comments:

Bruno DIDIER said...

Dear Joseph,
I would like to contact you for a demand : i would like to use one of your drawings in our French organization magazine (it is about insects).
My email : bruno.didier(at)insectes.org

More information by private mail...
Bruno

Rob Carey said...

Wow, this is intense, Joseph! I was convinced it was a photograph at first, like you put your face on the copy machine- amazing sketch!

joseph's art and stuff said...

Thanks!
Bruno I emailed you a reply.

Rob, you are too kind! I appeciate the comment, filling in the black and red with small nibs was a pain. The black was gone over with a brush tip pen afterwards to fill the voids. I was pretty tired at the time. The firing is done, I get to unload after work this afternoon.

bubblemunch said...

You look on fire! Sure you didn't put yourself in that kiln!?! ;-)

It's such a strong image. Consuming. How you've done the painstaking detail with the fine nib gives it a real texture - looks 3D.

Think this is a fave!

joseph's art and stuff said...

thanks bubblemunch!

Yulia Makarova said...

Very intense and haunting image, hard to believe its a sketchbook drawing, with all those refined details and realistic look.

Ester Wilson said...

this is REALLY great!

Brine Blank said...

That's pretty strong...nice intensity...

eva said...

you look like a right faust in this self portrait!! i love it!!!!

joseph's art and stuff said...

Thank you all, i should be drawing more but... i unloaded the cone 5 firing today and everything came out in a way that pleased me. if i can get the light right i may shoot an image and post tonight...

Mayumi Takagi said...

Wow! A very strong piece! I think this is a one of your masterpieses.

tsu-mina said...

A very strong portrait. What a look!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Hi, Joseph *waving*.

'mazing.