November 12, 2017

Woman with a Diadem - Drawing by Sarah Myers

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Woman with a Diadem, Sarah Myers
Minimal line drawing in charcoal.

    One of my favourite drawings from the last year is this imaginary portrait, a woman in a Greek style of diadem. Minimal lines match the classical curves of her hair and headdress and the graceful tilt of her head, which is caught almost, but not quite, in profile. The sketch is rendered in strong black charcoal, like the others of my pictures in this long series. More of this collection is arranged on my site SarahMyersArt.com.

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Woman with a Diadem, detail.  Sarah Myers

November 3, 2017

Lady with a Schnauzer - Drawing by Sarah Myers

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Lady with a Schnauzer, Sarah Myers
Minimal line drawing in charcoal.



     A lady holding her small dog sits in front of us. The pet's small paws are draped gently over the woman's protective arm; fluff of brows and whiskers on the dog prevent us from seeing its eyes. But we can tell from the line of its body that it is pleased and relaxed, in contrast to the somewhat more watchful expression of its owner as she glances intently out of the picture to our left.

   This minimalist drawing in charcoal is part of a large series I have made; many of them, including the sketch here, you can see on my website, SarahMyersArt.com, under “Drawings”. 




  
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Lady with a Schnauzer, detail.  Sarah Myers

November 2, 2017

Duck Flapping - Drawing by Sarah Myers

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Duck Flapping, Sarah Myers
Drawing in minimal line, charcoal on paper 



 The duck eagerly flaps her bright white wings as she rises on tip-toe. Simple lines describe this friendly bird who has come to shore to see us; the black charcoal defines beak, eye, neck, and especially the feathers that curl as she briefly, gently, lifts herself on the impulse of her smooth wings.




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Duck Flapping, detail.  Sarah Myers


October 10, 2017

Flowers and Ribbons - Drawing by Sarah Myers

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Woman with Flowers and Ribbons, Sarah Myers
Minimal drawing, charcoal on paper

     With flowers and fluttering ribbons among her ringlets and with dangling earrings which swing as she tilts her head, she looks toward us - she almost smiles… This imaginary portrait is a minimal drawing in charcoal; dark, definite lines describe face, curls and the flying streamers. She is part of my long series of sketches in a more simple style. You can see much of this collection of drawings on my website, SarahMyersArt.com.


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Woman with Flowers and Ribbons, detail.  Sarah Myers

October 2, 2017

Dancer with Scarf - Sketch by Sarah Myers

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Dancer with a Scarf, Sarah Myers
Charcoal, white charcoal, red conte and pencil on brown paper


    Here is a dancer with a scarf. The folds of her robe and the folds of her scarf ripple across the air in hurried curves as she sways to unheard music.

    This sketch was inspired by Renaissance or Mannerist art which shows dancers holding scarves or ribbons – images that were in their turn inspired by late Roman art. My vision grew more modern as I drew, lines scattering over the paper to portray the quick movement of body, cloth and expression.  



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October 1, 2017

Goose Swimming - Drawing in Minimal Line by Sarah Myers

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Goose Swimming, Sarah Myers
Line drawing, charcoal on paper.

   Here is a goose swimming gracefully through the water, looking at us as we watch him. The hot summer sunlight shines down; as it makes the small lake a pleasant place to drift along it turns his feathers a dazzling white, throwing his form into a single simple, bright outline. This drawing of a bird is part of my series in minimal line, more of which you can look at on my website, SarahMyersArt.com.


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Goose Swimming, Sarah Myers, detail


September 17, 2017

Calla Lilies - Line Drawing by Sarah Myers

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Calla Lilies, Sarah Myers
Drawing in minimal line, charcoal on paper.



       Her arms full of a sheaf of calla lilies, a young woman smiles back at us. Black charcoal describes only the outlines of flowers, face, eyes, to place her presence on the white paper.

This is one in a series – a long, long series – of line drawings I have created, which I want to introduce on this blog. And also, I welcome you to visit my new website, SarahMyersArt.com, where you can see this drawing and many more in the same style. 



  
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Calla Lilies, Sarah Myers, detail