This first sketch is an attempt of mine to see if I could draw an elongated human form as Modigliani did. And at the same time, draw into it a ballet dancer's arm movements and graceful form. I drew this in graphite, "painted" it with watercolor pencils with a water wash over it on 2 Sept 2014. I might do-over with acrylic paints. I also photographed it and uploaded it as I always do on all blogs of mine. The person in this sketch is not an actual person but one I created with pencils.
This second sketch is the acrylic painted version of the graphite pencil drawing that was intended to look like an actual person [French Pres Francois Hollande]. However, I did not "capture" his image very well with pencils and free-hand drawing. It's a do-over for certain. The pencil [graphite] drawing that I drew while looking at his photo in the BBC news is the third photo in this post, so scroll to see it. The green vine over his shoulder was in the photo but not as it appears on sketch. He was visiting the island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean and was in the BBC news.
This is the pencil drawing that I began with in my effort to start again drawing and painting some of the heads of state around the world. Read my comments on photo 2 for more info.
Also, yesterday,[ Tuesday 2 Sept 2014] I put new content on these blogs of mine:
Who gives eternal life? on https://salvation-is-free.blogspot.com
and posted updates to:
https://tapestry-of-life-LLP.blogspot.com. Also note that the blog tapestry-of-life.blogspot [without the LLP] is an imposter blog.
And to https://prolife-nurse.blogspot.com
and tweeted on my @gloriapoole; and @Tartan_Bliss accounts.
Reminder that I am not on Facebook nor Pinterest and never was. Also, because I refused to give tumblr my copyrights, I told them to delete all my content on my https://gloriapoole.tumblr.com blog because I own the copyright to original art I created and I put art I created on that blog; and only I put content on that blog. I am not sure what tumblr was trying to do but I did not agree to their new terms and conditions giving them the copyrights. I tweeted about that yesterday on my twitter acount @gloriapoole so all should know of that. I do not consent for tumblr [or anybody] to make 'derivatives" from my art I create, nor to "share" it with unknown persons to allow them to access my accounts or art I create to use as their own. I also do not consent for tumblr to make art I create as 'stock photos" or in any way to allow other bloggers of tumblr to use photos of art I create. That tumblr blog is still up as of yesterday. I am not adding to it for months now since they tried force me to give them my copyrights. I refused to agree to their new terms and conditions because I have the actual, tangible art that I photographed and posted to that tumblr blog. FYI.
3 Sept 2014:Copyright notice: this blog and all content on it is created by me Gloria Poole residing in Missouri but born in the state of Georgia, and it is covered by U S copyright law. This blog and or its individual posts may not be transferred to anyone anywhere, nor be saved to disk, nor downloaded, nor printed at remote, nor copied, nor photo-copied [screen-captured] , nor in any way with any method be reproduced. I, Gloria Poole, own all rights to all words, art and photos I create with any method of technique or medium on any surface anywhere any location any reason or no reason, whether or not I photograph it on any camera, phone, etc, and whether or not I publicly display it anywhere. I have never signed a blanket waiver of my copyrights to art I have created and do not have an artist's rep [agent] to represent me, and never did]. I drew, painted, signed, photographed and uploaded all art on this blog and on any blog of mine.
For the record and to establish provenance of art I have already created also: some of these sketches are part of an on-going series of art I created since year 2006 beginning in Aurora, Colorado when I lived there for one year,[from May 2006 to May 2007] that is named "ethnic series by Gloria" [me] . I moved from Aurora to zip code 80203 for 2 /12 years and then moved to Missouri on Oct 31, 2009 with the art I had in my possession at that time. I paint some of the sketches I created in do-overs into oils on canvas and those are very visible on the web. I put many of them on my mini exhibit of art at https://mini-exhibition.blogspot.com, and also on my Picasa albums at https://picasaweb.google.com/gloriapoole. I, Gloria Poole, am a white, Southern Baptist Christian, brown-haired woman, single-again, twice-divorced, republican, personhood promoter, prolife activist-blogger, photographer, artist in all mediums, poet, author, illustrator, cartoonist, writer, University of Georgia alumna, U S citizen born in the state of Georgia [but I lived in several places including New York, UK briefly, Nebraska, South Carolina, Colorado, Virginia, North Carolina], former TV producer,tweeter, Registered Nurse licensed in Missouri [but before that in Georgia, UK, other states],natural mother of only two "children" who are grown daughters named Jennifer and Leigh,[but no sons] and a citizen journo . Gloria Poole is my real, born with legal name and I resumed my full maiden name legally by Court order at the time of divorce from male DBP in Colorado in Oct, 2007 in Centennial, Colorado; and I also removed the Pappas name from my name forevermore [sine it was his surname] at the time of final decree . I was glad to end that four year horrible marriage of multiple trauma and injuries to me caused by male DBP, [which I testified about in Court on several occasions ]. That second divorce is public record in the state of Colorado, and my first divorce is public record in the state of Georgia. I moved to Missouri on oct 31, 2009 with the art I had in my possession [99.9% of it] and with my possessions as a permanent move. I have created art reglarly since 1991, and I had formal training in drawing and in mixing colors /paint and painting in oils. I have in my possession the art I create in tangible form that I photograph [sometimes with more than one camera or method] and upload to my blogs.
Copyright. Gloria Poole also known as Gloria and Gloria Poole, RN, artist; and on the web as : gloriapoole; gloria-poole; gloria.poole; artist-gloriapoole; @gloriapoole; @gloria_poole; gloria0817; gpoole817; Ms. Gloria Poole; Poole.Gloria; gloriapoole-paintings; cartooning-by-gloriapoole; photo-by-gloriapoole; gloriapoole.RN; gloriapooleRN at yahoo in which the RN is standard abbreviation for Registered Nurse, and other variations of my name and other emails that are not so obvious, at my own, private apt in Missouri which is not shared with anyone, on 3 Sept 2014 at 7:28am. Update on 6 Sept 2014 at 11:26am by me Gloria to add that I posted art I created to these blogs of mine yesterday: https://mini-exhibition.blogspot.com; and https://lifes-entertainment.blogspot.com and also wrote on subject of GOD's purpose of children [continuing the kingdom of GOD] on https://tapestry-of-life-LLP.blogspot.com. All else in this post remains the same.