Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Inspired by Modigliani

I often find myself drawing little Modigliani style people on scraps of paper because they are fun and it doesn't matter if they don't look totally realistic with their elongated necks etc - the main thing is it gets me practising drawing and also - its just fun to do. 

So my page for AJJ 'Inspired By'  was inspired by the artist Amedeo Modigliani. 
It's mainly watercolour and black pigment pen - drawn first in pencil and I digitally added the quote attributed to him.

the theme is 'Arrows'

Background colours are gouache, Inktense pencil 
and a little watercolour. Used a couple of mini stamps too.

As its Moo sized it I've enlarged it so you can see it better :)

All from me today.
Thanks for stopping by....
Gill x


  1. Ah, wonderful, Gibby! 'Rosie' (an amazing journal artist) is often inspired by Modigliani - absolutely fascinating. You're right - it's a great way to practise drawing. I know your quote is explanatory, but those eyes do scare me... lol. Love the geometric background and the way you've portrayed her dress. It looks fab!

    Great moo card, too :-)

    Cath x

  2. Love love both Art creations Gill!! They are wonderful, gorgeous !! bravo !! So good inspiration this artist. I wish you a very happy evening, big hugs, Caty

  3. I LOVE your Modigliani woman! Her dress and hat is uniqe! And the Moo is stupendous!You made my evening with your art now - so happy to see you also linking to Moo Mania & More! Thank you very much dear Gill!
    Your AJJ pages and your fantastic hostessing make me happy the whole month long already!
    I will water ☺☺☺☺☺☺ ! Just veggies and herbs in my raised bed now, I will see if I will succeed. I can't grow veggies on the earth since our boy dog pees on

    Happy evening dear Gill!
    Wishing you a very happy rest of the week!
    Hugs, Susi

  4. great way to your art journaling always

  5. A wonderful painting Gill and it sounds like you had fun drawing this Modigliani woman.
    It was a great quote to use with her as well.
    Its a great Moo project as well, if Harmony is in that direction, I will follow your arrows any day.
    Yvonne xx
    Yvonne xx

  6. I think this is a wonderful painter to be inspired by, and I really like your take on his art. I especially like how you painted the eyes and your quote. That is something I have never seen before and I love it! You give us all inspiration this month for sure Gill. Hugs-Erika

  7. Beautiful art Gill, love the Modigliani lady! Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

  8. My sincere apologies for visiting so late. I had an internet meltdown that required a reboot from my carrier and a service repair person who actually came out and performed his magic to get me back online.

    I think your Modigliani woman is fabulous, and I equally appreciate the sentiment, too. It's a wonderful drawing and looks like something Modigliani might actually draw. It was certainly inspiring and a perfect entry for your theme at Art Journal Journey.

  9. Very cool! I love the quote as well- is that Modigliani's as well?
    Thanks so much for your visit and your lovely words- means so much!
    big hugs,Jackie xx

  10. Wonderful page, Gill. I like to draw variations of Piccaso's women's faces for the same reason. You really can't go wrong - lol.

  11. Wow, Gill! Perfect quote for your Modigliani-inspired lady! Really clever and beautifully painted!
    The arrows piece is gorgeous as well - love the glow!!

  12. Your beautiful Modigliani style lady is wonderful! I love your arrows piece too with the lovely layering of colour and patterns 😁. I hope you are enjoying the sunshine! Happy Friday and wishing you a wonderful weekend! J 😊 x

  13. Fantastic artwork here

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

  14. What a fabulous lady, and I really like the Modigliani quote. Great moo, too. Jx

  15. Great quote for this lady in Modigliani style! I like the puzzle pattern in the background too! And your moo!


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