Friday, March 05, 2021

New for You! Jude's World Art Party 2021!

March 5, 2021: Surprising even myself, I've just created another art slidehow of my favorite pencil portraits mixed with a few recent drawings and fanciful figure studies which, you may agree, have a visionary quality. Enjoy!

'Set List' in order of appearance: Jude's World Art Party 2021!, Secret Gazer, Aerica, Analise, Past Has a Way, Chironia, Hen Party, Gina, Ceres and Persephone, Hermesia, Roxy's Red Room. Do you have a favorite?

Well, guess what? More browsing awaits you in my Fine Art America Portfolio.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Imagine My Surprise When Bebe Dropped By!

February 10, 2021: As I was expecting someone else this evening, a surprise visit from Bebe took me by...well, surprise!

Monday, February 08, 2021

The Return of Hyacinth in Blue!

February 8, 2021: My suspicion is that Hyacinth in Blue has appeared in the Secret Moon Art collection before so if that's the case, then Hyacinth has returned to say, Hello You!

This Prismaclor oil and Rexel Derwent watercolour pencil (dry) 'fanciful figure study' on black paper is brought to you by Jude Cowell Art.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Portrait of Delphine Marie in progress!

January 13, 2021: Look what this morning's Capricorn New Moon inspired - a new pencil portrait was begun, this time of Delphine Marie:

Hope you'll mosey back later on for a view of Delphine's completed portrait!

Monday, January 04, 2021

New! Hermiony's Gaze by Jude Cowell

January 4, 2020: First, Happy New Year to All! Second, over the holidays a drawing has been completed! Here's 'Hermiony's Gaze' and my suspicion is that she's gazing at you, dear viewer!

Art Note: Browsing artwork is good for you...

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Portrait of 'Monica Rose' almost completed!

An End-Of-2020 Art Update from pencil artist Jude Cowell

December 26, 2020: If you by chance follow my Instagram feed at all you may have seen the first scan of my Portrait of 'Monica Rose' which, in its in-progress state, shows a whole bunch of black paper, unpenciled as of then (December 22nd). Only the bare basics are committed to paper because you have to start somewhere!

Well, below is the second scan (v2) of my drawing which is quite a bit more completed as of today. Yet as every artist knows, decisions must be made soon concerning 'her' background (if any! or should I leave her 'floating'?), the color/s of her eye shadow, the rest of the mandala behind her, and any other finishing touches which may be required.

Naturally, once such decisions are made and perpetrated, a final v3 version of Monica Rose will be published - either here in this very gallery, or perhaps in my Jude Cowell Art Portfolio at Fine Art America where she might turn up as an art print, a greeting card, or maybe decorating a coffee mug!

But for now, just for you, here is Monica Rose v2, such as she is! How do you like her red gloves?

My preferred pencils: Prismacolor Oils and Rexel Derwent Watercolour Pencils (used dry only).

Thursday, October 22, 2020

A 1982 World's Fair Illustration: Music Pop!

In 1982, my family attended the World's Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee. Over 11 million people attended the festive affair and if memory serves, the Chinese Pavilion was the most popular attraction by far. Discovered in 1974, China's famous Terracotta Army was a great hit and was responsible for the longest line we stood in on that very hot day.

Getting the Party Started!

President Ronald Reagan opened the fair with a speech on May 1, 1982 and six months later it closed on October 31, 1982. Now I don't know about Mr. Reagan, but between funnel cakes and our first-ever taste of boxed milk (Parmalat I think it was) our tummies had few if any complaints!

During our visit my children rode the largest ferris wheel any of us had ever seen (or hope to see again if I may say so!) - 165 feet tall - but once they reached the pinnacle Mom (moi) had to be coaxed away to have dinner with friends and thus avoid seeing her (my) kids wa-a-ay up in the sky when the wheel stopped. Because that was the problem -- it was so high they were completely out of sight at the top. Unnerving!

Yet we all survived intact, and once we skedaddled back home to Georgia, my children were inspired to create illustrations of some of the exciting attractions they'd seen.

Here's one now:

So I'm thinking that if you can spare 59 seconds, you might enjoy a vintage 1982 World's Fair Commercial !! It's pretty...1982-ish.

Friday, September 18, 2020

New Art! Bridget's Blossom

A fanciful figure study, Bridget's Blossom<, by Jude Cowell; pencil on paper.

Sunday, August 02, 2020

Rita Returns for an Assignation!

Once upon a time this quirky little drawing was called, Rita Remembers.

Then this very day I completed it, retitled it, and now it's simply called, Assignation:

Why not browse more Jude Cowell Art 24/7 in my Fine Art America Portfolio if and as you wish! Browsing Art is good for you, y'know!

Friday, June 19, 2020

New! A Portrait of Tracey

June 19, 2020: Here's a new drawing, little more than a scribble really, A Portrait of Tracey: