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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Little Princess as a Smirking Bobble-Head

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Back to the Model in Color

'Back to the Model in Color' self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)Looks like after two days uploading might be possible again - at least I think I got one picture loaded... wish blogger would give us better status reports when these problems occur!

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Hot Beverage for a Cold Week (Tuesday, Final)

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Home with a Cold, in a Sea of Stripes (Final)

'Home with a Cold, in a Sea of Stripes (Final)' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) I had a misguided idea that after doing this I'd be able to 'simply' layer color washes over it for full color, but after some failed exper-imentation on the side, I have decided to leave quite well enough alone. Detail of 'Home with a Cold, in a Sea of Stripes (Final)' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Pencil Sketch, Day 3

Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Eyes Have It

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Something Different, Day 3 (final)

 'Something Different, Day 3' self-portrait by Julia Kay. Click to view same image larger.Here it is again, one last time. (Click here to see the three stages next to each other.) The changes are mostly at top and bottom - from the filtrum down and from the ears up (mostly just the hair up top). I had to redo the lower right, which I had been perfectly happy with, because some kind of flashing light fuss outside distracted me and my sleeve swiped across and erased it. Well, that's the essential problem of working this way in charcoal - you can get incredible subtly of values but the medium itself is fleeting no matter how much stuff you spray on it - on the sprays change it, too, mostly darkening everything.Detail of 'Something Different, Day 3' self-portrait by Julia Kay. Click to view same image larger.

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Tuesday, October 21, 1986

Are You Listening?

Sunday, January 30, 1983

Round Mirror with the Yellow Plastic Frame

'Round Mirror with the Yellow Plastic Frame' self-portrait by Julia Kay. Click to view same image larger. And such a nice yellow, don't you think? I remember that mirror very well, the feel and heft of it, the hook on the back of it. I remember everything except where and when it went away from me; maybe it's joined the eyeless stuffed animals and three-wheeled cars in the playground of lost toys. Detail of 'Round Mirror with the Yellow Plastic Frame' self-portrait by Julia Kay. Click to view same image larger.

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