Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Oracle of Delphi...in a carport


This week our homework theme was "Greek myths." One of my favorite Greek myth characters has always been the Oracle. I don't know why, she just seems so mysterious and special and awesome.




I came up with this composition where most of her body is in the light, but her face is in shadow. I drew a quick little thumbnail.


I knew that getting a photo reference would help a lot for this. The only tricky part would be finding a place with such strong light. Luckily it was a sunny day. I wrapped myself in a sari in a vaguely Greek/Roman manner, grabbed a shiny popcorn bowl and a dining room chair, and dragged my ever-patient husband out to the carport to take some pictures.


I was a little nervous about neighbors watching us, but luckily it was the middle of a weekday so no one was around.



So pro!

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for showing this process Kelley. I think this is definitely one of the top 3 favorite pieces of your works.

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  2. Momo says: Really dramatic! I'm sure you know that they didn't have stainless steel back then. Most vessels were brass. Maybe a little bit of yellow should go on the bowl. Just my lousy 2 cents. You're my favorite genius!

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  3. Loving your concept and mood in this piece. Great process too.

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  4. Thanks for showing this process Kelley. I think this is definitely one of the top 3 favorite pieces of your works.
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