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Sketches of Abstract Faces | Pen and Watercolor

February 10th, 2009 · 13 Comments

These are sketches of abstract faces in primarily black pens and watercolors. The first drawing is a pen sketch with water wash, approximately 9″x12″ on paper. The old face is an interesting foundation, utilizing the high contrast of black and white to create a striking and kinetic composition. The second drawing of a face, also 9″x12″ on paper, started in a similar style with pen and markers. Layers of black watercolor, marker, and white highlights were gesturally added to accentuate the fluid and wispy atmosphere.

Abstract Face Pen Sketch in Black and White

Abstract Face Sketch with Watercolor and Markers in Black and White

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Tags: Abstract Impressionism Art · Abstract Surrealism Art · Character Art · Impressionism Art · Portrait Art ·   · · · · · · · · · · · · ·


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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Vikki // Feb 11, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    The contrast – or polar opposite with the two as a set is really interesting . And as always those eyes! You’ve captured the age of man so well, Michael.

  • 2 Anonymous // Feb 12, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    gnarly pic dude

  • 3 MDE-ART.com // Feb 13, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Hi Vikki!
    Thanks for mentioning the contrast, I was wondering about that as well! 😉
    I appreciate your feedback! :)

  • 4 MDE-ART.com // Feb 13, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Thanks Anonymous! :)

  • 5 umesh // Feb 25, 2009 at 3:29 am

    Life is all about ‘Black or White’, isn’t it!!!
    Nice depiction of work Michael!!!! very very appreciateble work indeed!!!
    God Bless!!

  • 6 MDE-ART.com // Feb 28, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Thank you umesh! It’s good to hear from you again! 😉

  • 7 Anonymous // Mar 5, 2009 at 3:19 am

    Hi Michael, i just got busy after joining Facebook..i showcased some of my works, also..it’s a whole mini world of artists…Just give it a try…n u will meet wonderful artists from all over the globe….
    Gud luck for ur works always!!! u r one of my fav.
    God Bless!!

  • 8 umesh // Mar 5, 2009 at 3:21 am

    Hi Michael, sorry i forgot to put up my name there…it’s not anonymous!!! lol!!!

  • 9 MDE-ART.com // Mar 14, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Hi umesh!
    I have a Facebook profile too, and would like to see your artworks! :)

  • 10 umesh // Apr 4, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Hi Michael, so gud to knw that u hv a face book profile…wow!! ok my pofile is in the name of …Umesh Bawa Arora!!! n wat’s urs…this is sooo gud!!! will check out…sorry for the delay in writing..was too busy with other stuff…hv anice weekend!!!
    God Bless!!

  • 11 MDE Art Blog // Apr 11, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    We found each other on Facebook! The internet is amazing. Thanks for the update umesh! :)

  • 12 Art by Derek McCrea // Sep 29, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Now this is more my style, thanks for sharing.

  • 13 kasey garcia // Feb 11, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    hi my name name is kasey im only 14 and i like to draw. veryday and everynight i draw something nice for my family and i will like to show u my art work if thats fins please send me a message back. thankyou

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