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female figure drawing on page from a building trade manual

As I was thumbing through my old copy of the "building trades blueprint reading" manual, I caught sight of this page with the bones of a building. I knew it would go well with the figure drawing I had just finished. Using pencil and pen, I drew the figure on the book paper and then adhered it to watercolor paper. I used powder pastels, acrylics and gesso for the background.

This is the first in my latest series titled, centered woman.

The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly
- that is what each of us is here for.

Oscar Wilde

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  1. Fantastic figure drawing... I'm so impressed. It's very inspiring.
    Happy Sunday Sketches to you.

  2. This piece is creative and original and extremely well done. Love your work and that you shared your process!

  3. What a brilliant piece and combination of work. You always have some of the most creative ideas - inspiring. xx

  4. Oh, I like this one, Juana! building and bones... what a great combination! And love the softness of the colors... Happy Days, my friend! ((HUGS)) P.S. I hope to get something off to you in the mail this week... I'm slow... ;o)

  5. such a gorgeous piece!
    i love your drawing with the books image and also the colors you chose. beautiful.

  6. This idea to integrate the building structure and a female figure is phantastic. The picture seems to have so many dimensions now impressing me very much!


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