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Girl With Guitar Study by kimgauge Girl With Guitar Study by kimgauge
This is a study of a girl playing a guitar using the cubist conception of 'passing through'. Doing this piece helped me understand why we draw lines at all.

Picasso once said, "It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child."
Pablo Picasso

It might take me longer!


Girl With Guitar Study has now been featured in the November 2013 issue of InFirnity Magazine which can be viewed here: [LINK] and to illustrate a story by Sarah Brooks called The Years of the Tarantella which can be viewed here: [link]

P.S. I would like to thank every one who has taken time out of their day to stop by and view my artwork, it really is greatly appreciated. I'd like to thank every one individually, but the way things are going, it is going to turn into a full time job. So if I don't acknowledge every favorite, please forgive me. But I will definitely answer all comments and notes sent to me, and eventually I will get around to visiting all your galleries.
Many thanks !!! :clap:

Kim

;)
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Given 2013-10-05
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Sunitalap Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Very interesting piece. Congrats.
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:iconkimgauge:
kimgauge Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional
cool
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:iconkimgauge:
kimgauge Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for stopping by!!!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconkimgauge:
kimgauge Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for stopping by!!! ;)
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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SpiritDuchess Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
On the nose.
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:iconkimgauge:
kimgauge Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for stopping by!!!
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:iconmark-rezyka:
Mark-Rezyka Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Wonderful work!
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:iconkimgauge:
kimgauge Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for stopping by!!!
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:iconjorgel-m:
JOrgeL-M Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist

I like it

 

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:iconkimgauge:
kimgauge Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for stopping by!!!
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ebbing-gale Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations !
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:iconkimgauge:
kimgauge Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks sweetie!
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SailorZ360 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student Artist
Gotta love analytic cubism! (or whatever the kids are calling it nowadays)
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:iconkimgauge:
kimgauge Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sure do, thanks for stopping in!!!
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RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
loe this work, well done!!
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:iconkimgauge:
kimgauge Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!!!
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
welcome!
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diphylla Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! :love:
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:iconkimgauge:
kimgauge Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much!
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diphylla Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
welcome!
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MwLucYo Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great!
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:iconkimgauge:
kimgauge Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
:)  congrats on your DD for this very cool and creative piece!  :thumbsup:
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:iconkimgauge:
kimgauge Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for stopping by!!!
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
it's my pleasure!  ;)
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hannah-boaden Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I can see the influence of Braque after admiring his work myself, and see how you progressed from that. This is simply brilliant. 
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kimgauge Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much, I look forward to seeing your work!!!
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hannah-boaden Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Could you please tell me what media/how you used it? On my course I'm exploring artists who extend our notion of drawing, whereby through an unusual mix of media or how it is applied, and your work intrigues me.
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kimgauge Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The layers from top to bottom as I worked on them went like this:

1. Shading, extra painting/drawing and final effects were added in Photoshop. The original painting is almost totally black and white except for some red lines and yellow ochre which I allowed to sit unchanged. In the back of my mind, I new that once it went digital that these lines would change their characteristics more than the rest of the work - but it's always a nice surprise when it happens.
** The final color palette was chosen by using a number existing paintings including a Picasso. This work finally made me understand why Picasso and Braque usually gravitated to monochromatic or very reduced palettes in their analytic cubists works **
2. The sketched lines were done with charcoal (one of them was a fake charcoal from China - god only knows what it's made of) and soft pastels for the white and red lines. The charcoal was also used for additional shading courtesy of my fingers.
3. The background was done in acrylics and off-tint house acrylics, where more lines were added using an old rag and my fingers.
4. The background sits on top of a photocopy of a naked model which was intended to be used as an outline, but I changed my mind (as I often do), and decided to paint over her with cream primer intended for tiles ( I did a renovation on a unit I sold a couple years back and never used the tin ;) ).
5. The same tile paint was also used to stick the photocopy onto a commercially primed canvas (18"x 24"), which was then spray painted in red enamels. I was preparing a number of canvases at the same time, and I wanted one in red.

PS. I tried to 'fix' the soft pastel and charcoal lines in place with a can of fixative, and got too close, the damn spray blew away the top layer of the soft pastel drawing - arrrrggghh - was I pissed! Now I'm agonizing over whether to go over them again - you must know that feel of having to rework something you consider perfect - it's a sh*t sandwich no-one wants to eat! 
Stare 
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hannah-boaden Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah.. I do know the problems of charcoal... I had to spray this one, hannah-boaden.deviantart.com/a…, with most of a can of hairspray but it was still shedding a lot of layers. I managed to roll it up and transport back from uni in pretty good condition though. It still could do with some protection before it gets more seriously ruined though.

Thank you so much for this reply. It is precisely what I was after and most people don't respond quite so thoroughly so it is much appreciated. ^^
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kimgauge Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Np. Really hairspray? Does it work?
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hannah-boaden Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Well think about it, it is essentially spraying a layer of plastic on the piece. I've found that it does work well and serves as a cheap alternative. Plus, the nozzle on my fixative sprays has broken on some occasions to much annoyance, but that never happens with hairspray cans. You'd just have to try it and see if it suits your needs ^^
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kimgauge Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll investigate it, cheers.
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove: Have a nice day! :heart:
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kimgauge Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!!! ;)
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    My pleasure :happybounce:
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antitianvs Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
<font><font>very nice</font></font>
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kimgauge Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks, glad you liked it!
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