Abstract Drawing of a Woman

This is an abstract drawing of a woman stretching. The 9″x12″ abstract artwork was created in 2011 with a variety of mediums, including pens, colored pencils, oil pastels, paint markers, watercolors, and gouache. The woman was initially drawn with pens and colored pencils. A mix of watercolors, oil pastels, paint markers, and gouache were then added to the sketch. Bold colors, expressive lines, and unique shapes and shadows help to create a high contrast and dynamic drawing of a woman.

Abstract Drawing of a Woman

Abstract Drawing of a Baby

This an abstract drawing of a baby smiling and laughing, entitled “Light Baby”. The 9″x12″ baby artwork was drawn and painted with a variety of mixed mediums, including pens, markers, oil pastels, acrylics, and watercolors. The baby face was sketched with pen and marker, followed by expressive lines of white oil pastel and acrylic paint applied to the white paper. Then washes of watercolor were used to add gradients of blended color across the face and background.

Abstract Drawing of a Baby

Spectrum | Drawing of Eyes, Nose, and Mouth

This artwork is entitled “Spectrum”. The 9″x12″ artwork was created in 2011 with markers, pens, watercolors, paint pens, crayons, and acrylics. The abstract artwork consists of a spectrum of non-traditional colors, textures, and mediums drawn vertically on the paper. A pen was then used to draw closed eyes, a nose, and a mouth over the spectrum.

Spectrum - Drawing of Eyes, Nose, and Mouth

Abstract Art Face

This is an abstract drawing and painting of a face. The 9″x12″ abstract art was created in 2011 with a variety of mediums, including paint pens, colored pencils, crayons, watercolors, acrylics, oil pastels, markers, pens, and gouache. Expressive application of vibrant colors, meandering lines, and layered white space mix to create a determined facial expression forming on the paper.

Abstract Art Face

Abstract Art

This is expressive abstract art I created with pastels in 2004. The colorful drawing is 9″ x 12″. The artwork is a tightly wound, but energetic, array of color and slight variations in texture. The artwork is entitled “Joy” and is comprised of unique abstract geometric shapes.

Please contact me, Michael D. Edens, if you would like to purchase a high quality print of this artwork.

Abstract Art, "Joy" created with colorful pastels by Michael D. Edens

Drawing of a Rose

The following artwork is a drawing of a rose. The rose drawing is approximately 8″x11″. Mediums used include oil pastels, pens, gouache, paint pens, watercolors, and markers.

I started with a single color outline of the rose with pen, and filled in values with grey tone markers. Next I added watercolor to the rose, and let that dry. This was followed by additional colored pen details, paint pens, and oil pastels. White gouache was used for highlights.

Drawing of a Rose

Abstract Demons and Faces | Drawings and Paintings

The following artworks are drawings and paintings of abstract demon faces. The expressive demons were created in 2010 on a variety of papers and sizes with a variety of mediums, including pens, watercolors, paint pens, oil pastels, acrylic paints, markers, crayons, and colored pencils.

I think the creative development process is interesting. I feel as though the faces want to see me seeing them, like I am a witness to their turmoil and struggle for peace.

Drawing and Painting of an Abstract Demon Face 01
Demon 01
Abstract Demon Faces – Series 1
9″x12″

Drawing and Painting of an Abstract Demon Face 02
Demon 02
Abstract Demon Faces – Series 1
9″x12″

Drawing and Painting of an Abstract Demon Face 03
Demon 03
Abstract Demon Faces – Series 1
9″x12″

Drawing and Painting of an Abstract Demon Face 04
Demon 04
Abstract Demon Faces – Series 1
9″x12″

Painting and Drawing of an Abstract Demon Face 05
Demon 05
Abstract Demon Faces – Series 1
9″x12″

Painting and Drawing of an Abstract Demon Face 06
Demon 06
Abstract Demon Faces – Series 1
9″x12″

Drawing and Painting of an Abstract Demon Face 07
Demon 07
Abstract Demon Faces – Series 1
11″x14″

Drawing and Painting of an Abstract Demon Face 08
Demon 08
Abstract Demon Faces – Series 1
9″x12″

Drawing of a Car | Lamborghini Reventón

“Lamborghini Reventón” is a 9″x12″ drawing of a car named the Lamborghini Reventón. The artwork was created with pens, markers, paint pens, oil pastels, watercolors, gouaches, and acrylic paint. Contrasting colors and expressive lines help to add movement and shape to the foreground, car, and background. The mid-engine sports car is the most expensive Lamborghini road car as of 2007, costing one million euros (~US$1.31 million, or ~£840,000).

Lamborghini Reventon | Painting and Drawing of a Car

Rainbow Color Portraits – Series 1

The following color portraits of people were inspired by a new set of watercolors I purchased. I love color, and it had been years since I purchased a new set of watercolors. My old palette was muddy, missing blues, oranges, yellows, reds, and more! When the new colors started to flow, so did the portraits.

The 9″x12″ colorful portraits were drawn and painted with watercolors, pens, colored pencils, paint pens, markers, oil pastels, and acrylic paint.

Self-Portrait (Michael D. Edens) - Rainbow Color Portraits - Series 1
Self-Portrait
Rainbow Color Portraits – Series 1
9″x12″

Sea  - Rainbow Color Portraits - Series 1
Sea
Rainbow Color Portraits – Series 1
9″x12″

Portrait of a Man - Rainbow Color Portraits - Series 1
Portrait of a Man
Rainbow Color Portraits – Series 1
9″x12″

Scientist - Rainbow Color Portraits - Series 1
Scientist
Rainbow Color Portraits – Series 1
9″x12″

Desaturation - Rainbow Color Portraits - Series 1
Desaturation
Rainbow Color Portraits – Series 1
9″x12″

Portrait of a Woman - Rainbow Color Portraits - Series 1
Portrait of a Woman
Rainbow Color Portraits – Series 1
9″x12″

Peace - Rainbow Color Portraits - Series 1
Peace
Rainbow Color Portraits – Series 1
9″x12″

Starvation | Portrait of a Starving Child

The following artwork is based on a photograph by photojournalist Dan Eldon, found in the Images of Conflict / Somalia, Africa photo gallery at DanEldon.org.

The artwork entitled “Starvation” is 9″x12″ drawn with colored pencils, pens, and painted with watercolors and acrylic paint. The process of creation was a reflection on suffering, circumstance, a prayer for attention to children, and songs of lullaby contradicting frustration.

Starvation - Portrait of a Starving Child
Starvation
Portrait of a Starving Child
9″x12″

Drawing and Painting of a Burro with Children

The following artworks are similar drawings and paintings of a burro with two children reaching for its fur in the sunlight.

The first is a 9″x12″ painting/drawing created with watercolors, oil pastels, colored pencils, pens, markers, and acrylic paint. The painting is full of color as nature’s energy surrounds the two children and the burro, bathed in light, sharing a moment together of innate curiosity and companionship.

The second artwork is a 9″x12″ drawing created with colored pencils. The drawing focuses primarily on the relationship between four subjects; the burro, two children, and bright warm light emanating throughout.

Burro with Children | Painting
Burro with Children
9″x12″

Burro with Children in Sunlight | Drawin| Drawing
Burro with Children in Sunlight
9″x12″

Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 1 of 3

The following abstract portraits and faces are part of a series of artworks, consisting of drawings and paintings from 2009. I experienced an extended period of personal sadness and frustration, with art as my outlet. The abstract art was created with a variety of mediums, including pens, ink, paint pens, acrylics, watercolors, markers, oil pastels, and colored pencils. Paper sizes, shapes, and weights vary from artwork to artwork, but the theme of “faces” is consistent.

Albeit these expressions are of my discomfort, I drew strength from many places, including valued attention and support from individuals online around the world.

Thank you for your validation and encouragement of my work, kind comments, and for sharing your inspiring art. I appreciate all that you have provided, I wish for you the best that life has to offer, and good luck with your artistic pursuits!

Also available for viewing:
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 2 of 3
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 3 of 3

Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 1 of 3

Purple 1 - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Purple 1
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
9″x12″

Future - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Future
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
11″x14″

Pink - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Pink
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
8″x13″

Void - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Void
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
11″x14″

Fear - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Fear
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
11″x14″

Sun - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Sun
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
11″x14″

Hair 1 - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Hair 1
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
12″x9″

Black White and Blue - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Black White and Blue
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
11″x14″

Also available for viewing:
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 2 of 3
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 3 of 3

Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 2 of 3

The following abstract portraits and faces are part of a series of artworks, consisting of drawings and paintings from a time of personal sadness and frustration in 2009. Mediums used include pens, ink, paint pens, acrylics, watercolors, markers, oil pastels, colored pencils, and a variety of paper sizes, weights, and shapes.

Also available for viewing:
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 1 of 3
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 3 of 3

Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 2 of 3

Heat - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Heat
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
14″x11″

Organism - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Organism
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
11″x14″

Breath - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Breath
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
14″x22″

Purple 2 - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Purple 2
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
8″x13″

Green 1 - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Green 1
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
11″x14″

Yellow - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Yellow
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
14″x20″

Dud - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Dud
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
11″x14″

Fly - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Fly
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
9″x12″

Also available for viewing:
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 1 of 3
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 3 of 3

Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 3 of 3

The following abstract portraits and faces are part of a series of artworks, consisting of drawings and paintings from a time of personal sadness and frustration in 2009. Mediums used include pens, ink, paint pens, acrylics, watercolors, markers, oil pastels, colored pencils, and a variety of paper sizes, weights, and shapes.

This is last part of a series of artworks, consisting of drawings and paintings depicting abstract portraits and faces from a time of personal sadness and frustration in 2009. A variety of mediums used to create the abstract art include pens, ink, paint pens, acrylic, watercolors, markers, oil pastels, colored pencils, and various paper sizes, shapes, and weights. Thank you for viewing the series of abstract artworks.

Also available for viewing:
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 1 of 3
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 2 of 3

Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 3 of 3

Hide - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Hide
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
11″x14″

Hair 2 - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Hair 2
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
20″x14″

Camouflage - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Camouflage
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
9″x12″

Angrierierier - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Angrierierier
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
14″x20″

Gaunt - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Gaunt
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
8″x13″

Poker - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Poker
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
14″x20″

Thorns - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Thorns
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
14″x22″

Pillow - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Pillow
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
8″x13″

Also available for viewing:
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 1 of 3
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 2 of 3