Thursday, October 20, 2011

Watercolors, French girls, sociopathy

Finally, some new stuff. Here are some girlie watercolors I did tonight.


I've been in a big drawing rut for a while now, but forced myself to draw while I watched this French 70's movie, "Don't Deliver Us From Evil." I've wanted to get away from just drawing girls, but the two main actresses were too cool looking not to draw. Here are some Post-It drawings of Anne (Jeanne Goupil), a long-limbed sociopathic school girl. She's not always this deadpan in the movie.


Also, a warning- while this movie is interesting to watch, I had a hard time getting through it because of some disturbing themes, and some really horrible treatment towards animals. I really don't deal well with that type of thing. So if you're sensitive about that sort of thing, maybe skip this one. Part of me would like to re-watch the movie and do some more drawings of the other main actress as well, but I'm not sure that'll happen anytime soon.



Here's one more watercolor, which I saved for last because it's pretty sloppy and I didn't want it at the top with the other stuff.


Thanks again for coming back!

31 comments:

Shawn Dickinson said...

Great stuff! I like them all, but I actually like the bottom "sloppy" one the best! Very cool, loose style - I love it!

Sherm said...

The one at the bottom is absolutely beautiful!

Emmanuelle.Walker said...

It's always a pleasure to see your drawings. Oh and I love the smoothness of your watercolor at the top. Lovely!

Drunketh said...

Yeah, I like the bottom one too. Sexy.

Marie Callum said...

yeah i agree with everybody, i love the angle of the bottom one.. and the sloppiness

Jonathan said...

Hmm. Drawing while watching films? That's a really good approach to flex the ol' art muscles. May have to pick up the practise myself.

Katie said...

Thanks guys! That's how it always goes...the one I'm least confident about turns out to be the one other people like. I suppose that's why we have blogs though- for feedback. :)

froggie said...

i'm for sloppy, too, katie! something really vibrant and immediate in that pov, her lined eyes...the use of the red. love the gestures of the sociopathic skinny girl, too! great stuff! "-)

Kristen McCabe said...

The last one is Gorgeous!!!

Scrabbit said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT ALL!
I don't meant to toot your horn too much Katie, but you are the best! I'm so happy about your newest explorations in paint.
I just watched Don't Deliver Us From Evil and you've got the Anne's character nailed.
...although, her bangs could use a little more crookedness ;)
hehe, i'm teasing.
post more!

lorelay bove said...

your work is always full of surprises! I love it :)

kim c said...

All of these are lovely <3 I think the bottom one is so captivating because it's so dramatic :)

Honolulu Dogfight said...

All of these are great and the watercolors particularly blow me away.

Adam said...

The last one is great

Kassandra Heller said...

Wowie wow!

Evham said...

Do you watercolor regularly? You have a good hand for it I really like those top ones.

Allison Holden said...

So cool. These watercolors are grand.

kalonji said...

wow !!

Jenny Lerew said...

Beautiful, Katie.

Deino said...

I think that last watercolor is one of the best things i've seen of you. I love it.

james_william_walsh said...

very nice!

james_william_walsh said...

very nice!

She-Thing said...

Such happiness/relief to see someone else's blog colour in harmony with her work... sweet as always, hope to see more soon.....

She-Thing said...

More, more, more!! Liking the 'new' banner too!

Hamronial said...

What you refer to as sloppiness at the bottom is definitely a really excellent beautiful organic work. There are elements in that last one there that tonnes of people struggle to capture in watercolour.

mediocreatleast said...

Just found your tumblr today. I really really like your water colors.

The Mush said...

Wonderful watercolors, brilliant colors, too

Tony Mitchell said...

Really amazing stuff!

Pico the Monkey Puppet said...

I love the two girls water color. Awesome work Katie!

Francoise Poodlewahwah said...

I love the Jeanne Goupil stuff!! awesome work! cheers from France xx (I'm a fan of this movie too!)

Francoise Poodlewahwah said...

I love the Jeanne Goupil stuff ... awesone work! cheers from a french lady fan of this movie too!