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on: June 08, 2017, 12:51:25 PM
Hello everyone! haven't been active on PB for a while (vacation time  :) ). I have completed this drawing some time ago, but only recently I managed to post it here.
I wanted to experiment more and try something different this time, so I decided to add color to my graphite drawings. Everything started from an anthropomorphic prehistorical sculpture I saw last summer in an expo. It inspired me to create a drawing based on it. Regarding the vision, I wanted to bring my subject into the contemporary, so I decided to add an abstract background containing a pattern derived from a prehistoric piece of jewelry.
I've titled it ,,Prayer'', which could be interpreted in different ways  - the idols that people worshiped in primordial times, veneration of the Sun or both of them. The red color represents fire-purification-life, but also death (ritual sacrifices that many of the communities practiced back then). The spiral pattern depicts time passing and the life cycle. I've also inserted some key symbols from Runic alphabet (those for earth, Sun, man, water, wealth,journey, day, gift etc).
This is the story behind the drawing. It is the first time I used mixed media (graphite, ink and colored pencils), so any advice would be appreciated. Thanks for looking and please let me know what you think.


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Reply #1 on: June 08, 2017, 01:34:04 PM
 :smitten: Rebecca, this is amazing. Your stone work of the figure is so realistic. I love that you brought in the spiral behind your figure. Well done
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Reply #2 on: June 08, 2017, 03:27:29 PM
Wow, RebeccaM, it's an amazing piece.

So intriguing.


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Reply #3 on: June 08, 2017, 06:36:05 PM
Rebeca - this is amazing and so creative! I love how you incorporated the jewelry pattern into this...well done!  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #4 on: June 08, 2017, 07:10:45 PM
Rebeca, such intricate work. You are amazing.   Patricia
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Reply #5 on: June 08, 2017, 07:43:16 PM
This resonates with me due to many similarities in artworks of the ancient Mayans. Beautifully done.  O0

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Reply #6 on: June 09, 2017, 06:53:05 AM
Fascinating work of art. I love how there's meaning to each part and how you've connected it all...


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Reply #7 on: June 13, 2017, 12:04:39 PM
An amazing original piece of work . Hearty congratulations! :clap:


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Reply #8 on: June 19, 2017, 06:22:41 PM
Thank you very much, Kathy, Mea, Sharon, Patricia, Val, Straynative, Linley!


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Reply #9 on: July 08, 2017, 09:10:30 AM
Amazing artwork  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #10 on: July 13, 2017, 10:41:33 AM
Rebecca, i am fond of your paintings, the themes you choose and the fascinating way you interpret it! I still have the Garuda as the background on my Iphone  :smitten:
Cheers, Gita


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