expressive drawings

Mini Portraits Series

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I love making portraits, there is something fascinating about creating faces. Every now and then I crave doing figurative work, more likely after I have painted a lot of abstract art. This small studies are 5x7 on Yupo paper and they were a lot of fun to make.

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I also painted 3 mini portraits on canvas with the same color scheme. They were a challenge, the main goal was to create different faces but similar…

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After taking photos of the mini faces to document my work, I realized they look like people from all over the world. I didn’t do this on purpose, but now I’m glad they turned on like that, because I’m thinking of creating a mini book or a zine around people from around the world.

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My art work is inspired by my life experiences, and traveling has been very important in my life. I got to meet so many people from different countries in my travels and each of them have made a mark in me.

Let’s see where this project takes me.

Getting back to drawings and lines

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I have being craving getting back to drawings lines constantly.  Don't get me wrong, I love my abstract and expressive art process, but sometimes making a mark, goes beyond the unrecognizable, and I like it.

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I find very important to feed our creative urges.  Feeding the need to draw lines gives me the opportunity not to get a creative block.  After making a body of work of large expressive abstract pieces, the lines and marks keeps me going on.  They are flowers, still life, even portraits that I'm making in to photographic experiments.

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Who knows what this lines will lead me to...I only know I need to make them and I will.

Have you ever wanted to make something that you are afraid of doing creativly?  What is stopping you?