Ralph Hotere

A sketch of Ralph Hotere, one of my favourite artists. I was at a Papergraphica the day I did this, learnt about their amazing work place, looked at a bunch wonderful work including Hotere lithographs.

Got immersed & that prompted me to sketch from a video I had out.

#0463 Ralph Hotere
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Later:
I thought I’d said more here about Hotere at the time, but, no. I will add more. Firstly some images. And links.

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Edward Hopper

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I am looking at a lot of paintings & painters so they are appearing here. Not in their style but mine. This one is copied from his self portrait. The main thing on my mind as I did this and also the next ones I am posting tonight is not art but technique, learning to use Corel X.

I have liked Hopper for a long time. Ever since I was given a calendar about 20 years ago of his work. My psychotherapy rooms are in a very Hopper like building.

See his paintings

Wikipedia

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Elvis

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1. I just read a great book.
2. The topic came up in a forum I am in.
3. I had the digital liquid ink pen in my hand & I could not help it.
4. It just occurred to me it would be fun to try an Elvis tag.
5. I am a fan!
6. Elvis looks like David, the classic artist subject.

How would it look printed on pure pink velvet?

The book of course is Tarzan Presley, by Nigel Cox, a great book with a few legal constrains around it, out of print & selling now for hundreds of $ – I have one & just finished it. The Elvis backstory is just right, he grew up with the apes in New Zealand!

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Available in a limited edition of 25 prints, pigment ink on archival paper.

This print is available exclusively through the Allen Gallery in Chelsea New York. If you would like to purchase a print please contact Michel Allen.

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James McNeill Whistler

#363 Whistler
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This is from a painting of him as a young man, which was then shown in a movie, made into a video, snapped off my TV with a camera and then sketched by me.

Great video, great painter.

Wikipedia on Whistler with plenty of images, including the one this sketch is from! I just noticed. But I used a photo I took!

Whistlers Mother

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This print is in a limited edition of 25 Giclée prints on A4, 21 cm x 29.7 cm archival paper. The image size is 17.5 cm x 12.5 cm. The next available print is: 1/25 Purchase Print

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Image of the painting this is from follows.

Inspiration

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Paula Rego – Painter

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This is from an image of Paula Rego from a video. I loved seeing her work & story in that film. What I learnt was that paintings could be very like a Psychodrama – with multiple time frames and scenes that deal with & resolve the past. Surplus reality as Moreno called it. Maybe that is on the agenda here, but then again the whole of Thousand Sketches is a Psychodrama – look at the previous post for example.

This portrait was consciously influenced by Alex Katz work, who I blogged recently. In the post about him are a lot of images – I have not looked at them since I made that post – there is something for me to learn from him.

I have also been inspired by Laura of LauraLines who is working on a project to do 101 faces.

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This print is in a limited edition of 25 Giclée prints on A4, 21 cm x 29.7 cm archival paper. The image size is 17.5 cm x 12.5 cm. The next available print is: 1/25 Purchase Print

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This post has my sketch above & what follows are 2 images I snapped from the video, and more from the net.

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Scarlett

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This is the first of an unfinished series. I love the YouTube video that was made for the Bob Dylan 2006 album “Modern Times” I began making sketches from that video a while back and wanted to put the whole series up in one go. I have more to do! They have been challenging. However, I will give them a category, and so eventually they can all be seen on the blog in one go anyway.

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Brian

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One of my favourite sketches so far. My friend, Brian, founder of the Broadcasting School in Christchurch has been supportive of my efforts here. The break through point was his story about a discussion he had a long time ago about publishing, with the then British PM, Harold Macmillan in his capacity as the head of Macmillan Publishers, where they concluded:

“You win some & you loose some, and the important thing is to win a few more than you loose.”

The sentiment is apt for this project in many ways, thanks Brian.

Link:
The New Zealand Broadcasting School
Media Training in NZ

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Available in a limited edition of 25 prints, pigment ink on archival paper.

This print is available exclusively through the Allen Gallery in Chelsea New York. If you would like to purchase a print please contact Michel Allen.

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