Artwork & Words © Richard Ewing all rights reserved

Artwork & Words © Richard Ewing all rights reserved

Saturday, December 31, 2011

IF ...highlight

Our Roman goddess of freedom, Libertas, was at one point slated to be holding a broken chain, but it was considered too hot an item in the post-Civil-War era... Instead, the chain was placed under her feet & robes, and in one hand she holds a tablet; in the other ~~one of the highest~lights in the United States.
© Richard Ewing. All rights reserved.
© Richard Ewing. All rights reserved.
© Richard Ewing. All rights reserved.

© Richard Ewing. All rights reserved.
.Thank you and enjoy.

16 comments:

  1. I Hope this is a prediction for the oncoming year..liberty for 2012 (great drawing) Happy 2012!!

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  2. I really like this drawing! Happy 2012!

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  3. ..." one of the highest~lights in the United States."....

    but her eyes looks so extinguished.....pithless


    Good image.

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  4. ~~pithless on purpose.
    I spent a bit of time deciding how to handle the final eyeball; I found the more pith I added the less statuesque she became, so the blunk eyeball was landed on more as a visual solution than as an editorial comment.



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  5. She is one massive goddess. Her feet alone are the size of tugboats. The eyeball makes a poignant statement about the state of America today. While the politicians preach the American dream, they siphon our wealth right before out eyes. We stand strong; immobilized and powerless.

    I know this is a minor player, but I really like how you handled the ear – like a fat piece of fettucini. Nice subject for this week's word, Richard. Beautiful line work and color.

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  6. I had the pleasure of spending the stroke of midnight on a NYC roof top, watching the fire works in the distance around the statue of liberty. Being surrounded by so many people on that little island is kind of freaky. I was on the sixth floor and the noise coming from all around the city was almost overwhelming. Fun though!
    Happy New Year!

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  7. Fantastic work Richard! Love the chiseled look! Thanks for being one of my highlights in 2011. God bless you and your loved ones in 2012!

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  8. Such a strong yet elegant figure. I love the sculptural planes and the coppery green. The perspective of the crown is also quite nice. I am drawn to the eye and it's watchful and concerned gaze.

    Happy New Year!

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  9. Definitely a highlight...and I love your "take" on her. Happy New Year!

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  10. The strong structure of the planes really supports the smooth lines and color of the finish. Libertas has a watchful eye on the scene much like the fellow in the bandanna who is part of a very delightful page of drawings. Are those the Beatles, too?

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  11. Thanks.
    Yes, those are the moptops; in this crop I guess they're the topless moptops...
    In this cROP I LOPped off the TOPs of the MOPTOP POP-stars.
    ---- call a COP!


    okay... I'll sTOP.

    sorry.

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  12. oooh! Wow I love your style on this!! Great piece! Thanks for showing process too!

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  13. Modeling is great, as always, but the negative spaces on this one sing, really sing.

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