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Saturday, June 30, 2007

File Drawers and Ladders

Friday, June 29, 2007

View Downstairs

View Downstairs' self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) I've also loaded several new drawings into the archives for February, 1987 - check 'em out! Detail of 'View Downstairs' self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

In the Mirror of the Dojo Dressing Room

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Late Night at the Bail Bond Salon

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

On The Go

In the Hall of my Ancesters

Sunday, June 24, 2007

In the Kitchen with the Sunflowers, in a Tie-Dye T-Shirt

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Fijian Tunic, Too Much Hair, and Studio View with Easel

Friday, June 22, 2007

Folding Fan Hat From Thailand, Thrift-Store Hawaiian Shirt, and Studio Bookshelves

'Folding Fan Hat From Thailand, Thrift-Store Hawaiian Shirt, and Studio Bookshelves' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) It's the 100th day in a row for the Daily Portrait Project! Detail of 'Folding Fan Hat From Thailand, Thrift-Store Hawaiian Shirt, and Studio Bookshelves' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Colored version of 'Folding Fan Hat From Thailand, Thrift-Store Hawaiian Shirt, and Studio Bookshelves' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) A "coloring book" style drawing and one of many possible ways to color it, thanks to Photoshop.

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Overworked

'Overworked' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Well, I don't always have time to redo them when they fail - so here's a view of one that should have been a reject... Detail of 'Overworked' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Whole Kit 'N Kaboodle

'The Whole Kit 'N Kaboodle' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Or at least almost every color in my 6 jars of Tombo markers. Detail of 'The Whole Kit 'N Kaboodle' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Super Librarian is on the Job!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Blue Boy at 44

'Blue Boy, 25 Years Later' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Still experimenting with different media.. these are water color pencils, different than yesterday's watercolor crayons. As you can see, I mostly have a nice selection of blues of these. Ah, and here's the original Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough. Detail of 'Blue Boy, 25 Years Later' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Visor from Guatemala

'Visor from Guatemala' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Well, I love my Tombo brush pens, but the ink fades right away in 3 weeks or less when exposed to daylight. So, I am experimenting with other media where I can work as fast, have as little cleanup, and get good colors. This was done with water-soluable crayons I have left over from the 80s, when I used them alot. They make a very thick mark, so it was tricky with the fine lines of the drawing which I had done before deciding to use them. Detail of 'Visor from Guatemala' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Magic, Protective, Houdini Hat

'Magic, Protective, Houdini Hat ' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)With a tip 'o the hat and thanks to my Aunt Dottie, who knit this hat for me. Detail of 'Magic, Protective, Houdini Hat ' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Friday, June 15, 2007

Statuesque

Thursday, June 14, 2007

No Time, No Hat

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Pom Pom Pom

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Can You Bear It? (The Silliest Hat)

Monday, June 11, 2007

WW I Flying Ace (Grown Woman in a Silly Hat)

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Carrot-Top, the Morning After

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Batgirl's Secret Smile

Friday, June 8, 2007

Gottta Get This Done

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Focus On: New Reading Glasses

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

As Much as I Can Take In

'As Much as I Can Take In' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Playing hooky for the evening session at my conference... I will not be able to absorb any more information today. In fact, I can't absorb what I've already absorbed :) Detail of 'As Much as I Can Take In' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Mask of Early Morning Light

Monday, June 4, 2007

Radical Departure! Slight Turn to the Left!

'Radical Departure! Slight Turn to the Left!' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) That is to say, I turned to my left, that person in the mirror was turning to her right... Detail of 'Radical Departure! Slight Turn to the Left!' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Sunday, June 3, 2007

Wide-Eyed in the Dark Dorm Room

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Double Blind Studies

'Double Blind Study' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)OK, not only was I blind to the paper, I was blind to the mirror - these were drawn left and right handed together, with my eyes closed. Color added eyes-open and right-handed. Detail of 'Double Blind Study' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

Well, tonight I'm off for a week to St Paul, MN. for the Annual General Meeting of the American Society for the Alexander Technique. I'll still be drawing every day, and I expect to find internet access and upload every day, but if there are delays in posting, that's why.

'Double Blind Prelim' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Friday, June 1, 2007

The Whites of My Eyes

'The Whites of My Eyes' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Strangely similar to yesterday's (especially the tilt of the head and the lips), given that I was looking only in the mirror and not at the paper both times... I guess that is my 'default' left-handed self-portrait.Detail of 'The Whites of My Eyes' magic marker self-portrait drawing by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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