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:

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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:

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The Return of Troubles Can Swim

June 17, 2020: Here's my pencil drawing Troubles Can Swim which I'm publishing here on Secret Moon Art. If memory serves, the drawing's original appearance occurred in my now-shuttered art collection Cosmic Persona Designs. But here it is:

Note that this drawing was conceived and perpetrated as a mild social commentary on demon alcohol!

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Monday, June 01, 2020

A Portrait of Gina Relaxing arrives!

Since today is June 1, 2020 a new fanciful figure study seemed a good idea for Secret Moon Art! So freshly completed, here is a close-up from my Portrait of Gina Relaxing:

And non! Pardon but you cannot view the rest of the drawing because you may be way too far on the youngish side!!

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Cameo of an Unknown Lady!

May 22, 2020: Since her name is lost to memory and I've yet to run across the actual drawing (I have a plethora to search through!) I'm calling this image and post Cameo of an Unknown Lady:

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Doodle On White Paper by Jude Cowell

This Doodle on White Paper was probably perpetrated by yours truly way back in the mid-1980s. Just don't ask if she's worn well!

Portrait of a Viking Warrior Portrait

May 21, 2020: In the 1980s when my son was 11 yo he painted a Portrait of a Viking Warrior and I'm glad to say it's still in my files!