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Back on August 23rd,

I posted a little meme, six questions about five things such as '5 things on my to-do list:' one of which was 'Do speed drawing (this is sketching for 30 mins...' an exercise which, obviously I hope, the drawings below aren't a part of.

techgirl_on_ij and lisa_thecat were both sweet enough to ask me to post some of my drawings and I have decided to do so since I never really have.

If you click on a drawing,which I would suggest especially with the horse and the tree, Livejournal will, kindly, make the image larger as three of these are about 20 by 30 inches with the other two, a bit smaller.

They are: An ice flow; An abstract; A tree; A horse; and A grove of trees done on gray paper. You can hardly tell the difference since my lighting was off, but the rest are done a white paper so the drawings are, in fact, are more warm than cool.






          ***enjoy!!


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davesmusictank
Sep. 7th, 2017 04:38 pm (UTC)
They are lovely.
gaeln
Sep. 7th, 2017 09:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
lisa_thecat
Sep. 7th, 2017 05:42 pm (UTC)
Wow, I am very impressed! My favorite is the skeletal tree - I love the graphic choices. It's like a drawing inside a drawing. I love the curvy connectivity outside the stricter central frame. The ice flower is surprising because you go against the norm that demands cutesy symmetry. It's more like a frost mark still growing it veins and spreading on the page. Very imaginative!!!
The trees in the grove somehow look spiky. It's very atmospheric.
I am not sure about the horse. It's very well done graphically, but maybe not so edgy like the other sketches. The essential veins are drawn prominently. Is the horse tired? Is its liferoad blocked by impenetrable mountains? I am not sure. You look at this and want to know what's the story.
I hope I don't sound like a complete fool. I am no expert, evidently. These are just my thoughts at the first sight of your work.
gaeln
Sep. 7th, 2017 10:03 pm (UTC)
I like the branching tree as well if for no other reason than it was so much fun to draw. The horse is alone in a very inhospitable environment, cold and bitter, and he is tired and not well-fed. I revised a found photograph. He's probably my favorite :)
dadi
Sep. 7th, 2017 06:02 pm (UTC)
awesome!!!!!
gaeln
Sep. 7th, 2017 09:57 pm (UTC)
Glad you think so :)
urugwaj
Sep. 7th, 2017 08:27 pm (UTC)
Wow!
I think that 1 and 2 I love the most! 😍 But all of them are... wow!
gaeln
Sep. 7th, 2017 09:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! I really appreciate your 'wowness' :)
techgirl_on_ij
Sep. 7th, 2017 09:08 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow! You're incredible talented.

The abstract one would look great on my bedroom wall and the horse is amazing! It looks a bit sad. I'm thinking maybe it's lost its owner and are trying to find a new home. However, the last one is my favorite. It reminds me of walking in the forest on a cold winter day.

Thanks for sharing these with us.
gaeln
Sep. 7th, 2017 10:08 pm (UTC)
You're incredible sweet for thinking so. I appreciate it :)

The horse comes from a photograph I modified of a barren, cold, and desolate landscape. He seemed to me old, alone, and weary but was carrying on nonetheless. I was hoping that's how he came across as I drew him. I'm glad you liked the last one. I hadn't done anything like that before. Now, maybe I'll do another :)

I'm always happy to share. Thanks for asking :)
sabotabby
Sep. 7th, 2017 10:29 pm (UTC)
That is some hardcore talent. Your linework and that delicate shading is just phenomenal.
gaeln
Sep. 7th, 2017 10:49 pm (UTC)
Oh man, thank you! I have piss-poor eyesight so, naturally, I have a love for 'the details'. I spend a lot of my time looking through a magnifying glass :) Glad you liked
guavejuice
Sep. 8th, 2017 12:46 pm (UTC)
Incredible art work. Thank you so much for sharing :)
gaeln
Sep. 8th, 2017 05:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for enjoying!
mandagrammy
Sep. 8th, 2017 03:16 pm (UTC)
Fascinating drawings. I particularly enjoy the horse. I feel like that one is telling a story. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Grammy
gaeln
Sep. 8th, 2017 05:30 pm (UTC)
First, so glad to see you back and, hopefully, all mended :) It's been too long.

Second, I think you're right, of them all, that's the drawing that does tell a little story, of perseverance under very difficult circumstances, I think.
ashmedai
Sep. 9th, 2017 02:58 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, you are really talented - I pull my hat! I can't even decide which one I like best, they're all beautiful. :)
gaeln
Sep. 9th, 2017 07:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Alex! I very much appreciate your kind words. Personally, I think I kind of like the horse best. As one commenter said, that one tells a bit of a story and I like the idea of that :)
skimmed_miilk
Sep. 16th, 2017 08:40 am (UTC)
I love these, what an incredible talent you have. The final one with the trees and the abstract really stopped me in my tracks.
gaeln
Sep. 18th, 2017 12:20 am (UTC)
Thank you!! How good your words make me feel :) It's interesting because the abstract you like is the oldest shown, done probably 20 years ago while the trees was just done last month. Oldest and newest! very cool :)
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